Degree structure

Director of degree programme: Professor Mikko Alava
Degree: Master of Science (Technology), 120 ECTS

Description of the programme

Studies in engineering physics create a basis for the technological applications of physics and open doors for different careers in industry, science, and research. A profound understanding of physics and mathematics can be employed in finding novel solutions to both present-day and future’s challenges.

Studies in Master's Programme in Engineering Physics are strongly research oriented. Almost half of the MSc graduates continue towards a doctorate. The research focus areas range from experimental and theoretical materials physics to nanophysics and nanoscience, and to novel energy solutions. The study programme differs from a more classical university physics in its proximity to concrete, practical research questions. Its connection to real-life problems is very strong.

There are two majors in the Master's Programme in Engineering Physics from which students can choose from when they enter the programme: Engineering Physics and Physics of Advanced Materials. The former is more general whereas the latter focuses on materials and nanoscience in particular.

Degree structure

The student’s curriculum consists of a major (40-65 ECTS), an option for a minor (20-25 ECTS), elective studies (25-30 ECTS), and a Master’s thesis (30 ECTS), 120 ECTS as total.

Following the degree requirements the Master’s student has two possibilities to structure his/her studies:

1) Long major (65 ECTS) plus elective studies (25 ECTS) and Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS) (possible in both of the majors: Engineering Physics and Physics of Advanced Materials)

Engineering Physics Long Major

2) Compact major (40 ECTS), minor (20-25 ECTS) plus elective studies (25-30 ECTS), and Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS) (possible only in the major Engineering Physics)

Engineering Physics Compact Major

The extent of a major may not exceed 65 ECTS. Thus, the students will always have a choice of completely elective studies at minimum 25 ECTS.

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