Technical Physics is an essential scientific discipline, which is at the heart of fundamental innovation in high impact research dealing with energy, environmental and health issues, communication, and information technology.
In the Master’s Programme in Technical Physics, you will receive advanced training in physics specially tailored for applied, industrial and medical research.
The programme focuses on properties of condensed matter, including semiconductors, superconductors, functional magnetic materials, and nanostructures which are vital for technological applications in today’s world.
The programme is designed for students with a Bachelor’s degree in science with a good background in mathematics and physics.
The Master’s Programme in Technical Physics enables students to participate in cutting-edge research projects in physics in collaboration with international groups.
You will acquire:
- knowledge about basic theory, and computational and experimental methods in modern physics;
- skills to apply the concepts you learn to new problems, perform pilot simulations and experiments to tackle new phenomena, operate experimental setups, manage data, estimate errors and uncertainties, and communicate new concept in physics effectively;
- competences to learn and work independently, familiarity with innovation, and novel opportunities in areas such as materials science, nanotechnology, information technology, healthcare, water/air purification and clean energy;
- a professional network, for example, having access to CERN and to prestigious laboratories, universities, industries around the world.
The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies.
Core studies courses include microelectronics, optoelectronics, semiconductor and superconductor physics, advanced material science, nanophysics, applied optics and semiconductor devices.
Advanced specialisation studies focus on material physics, nanophysics, applied optics, microelectronics and optoelectronics.
For minor studies, you are instructed to choose one of the following :
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
- Industrial Engineering and Management
- Software Engineering and Digital Transformation
- International Business Management
- Digitalisation and Business Analytics
You may also complete your minor subject during exchange abroad (upon application).
Elective studies can include any courses offered by LUT if they fulfill the prerequisites. Studies at other universities or abroad or a maximum of 10 ECTS credits for an internship may be included upon application.
The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project completed during the fourth semester. The Master’s thesis requires approximately six months of full-time work.
With a degree in technical physics, you will have an excellent starting point for a career in scientific research, engineering, business, finance and IT.
After graduation, you can find placement in e.g. the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland or join health care or technology companies and startups.
Other jobs possibilities for technical physics graduates include finance or venture capital related to high-technology industries.