Director of degree programme: Professor Mika Sillanpää

Degree: Master of Science (Technology)

Extent: 120 ECTS

Description of the programme and learning outcomes

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.

Degree structure

The student’s curriculum consists of an Engineering Physics 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, you have two possibilities to structure your studies.

Long major

Compact major

In these two possible degree structures presented above, 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.