Code: ELEC3052

Credits: 65 ECTS

Responsible professors: Markku Sopanen, Ilkka Tittonen, Harri Lipsanen, Hele Savin, Zhipei Sun

Erkki Ikonen, Esa Kallio

Pääaine suomeksi: Fotoniikka ja nanoteknologia

Huvudämne på svenska:  Fotonik och nanoteknologi


Objectives and learning outcomes

The main goal of this major is to give the student sufficient theoretical and practical skills in physics, electromagnetic radiation, modeling, optics, and in materials-related topics to master the general physical phenomena that can be applied from nanosciences up to space physics. The curriculum can be personalized according to the student’s particular field of interest.

Several course packages are offered to help the students to choose the courses: Micro- and Nanotechnology, Photonics, Advanced Materials and Quantum Technologies. Micro- and Nanotechnology focuses on operational principles and fabrication techniques of devices, e.g., LEDs, diode lasers, solar cells and nanoelectronic devices. Photonics focuses on production, guiding, modulation and detection of light. Advanced Materials focuses especially on nanoscale semiconductors, functional materials , emerging new materials, like graphene and other 2D materials, and their applications. Quantum Technologies gives background for future technologies like quantum computing and cryptography.

The student is expected to gain such a good knowledge in natural sciences that it enables understanding the basic physical and natural processes behind modern high-technology devices and materials. The student can also apply these principles to design and invent novel applications utilizing, e.g., nanotechnology. This major gives also an excellent starting point for doctoral studies by offering a deeper understanding of theory and applications. These skills are also seen important in many leadership positions.Content of the major


Courses

Code

Course

ECTS

Teaching period/Year*

Compulsory courses common for the Programme ; 25 ECTS 

ELEC-E0110

Academic Skills in Master’s Studies

3

I-V/1

ELEC-E0210

Master’s Thesis Process

2

I-II, III-V/2

ELEC-E3120

Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits

5

I-II/1

ELEC-E4130

Electromagnetic fields

5

I-II/1

ELEC-E3140

Semiconductor Physics

5

I-II/1

ELEC-E9111

Mathematical Computing

5

I-II/1

*Year = The year students are expected to study the course

Compulsory courses for this Major ; 40 ECTS

ELEC-E3210

Optoelectronics

 5

 III

ELEC-E3220

Semiconductor Devices

 5

 III

ELEC-E3230

Nanotechnology

 5

 IV

ELEC-E3250

Optical Fibers: Physics and Applications L

5

II

ELEC-E3240

Photonics

 5

 V

ELEC-E3280

Micronova Laboratory Course

 5

 I-II

ELEC-E3290

Micronova Special Assignment

 5

 I-V

ELEC-E4520

Space physics L

5

IV-V

ELEC-E4810

Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

5

I-II

ELEC-E5730

Optics

5

III

ELEC-E9250

Advanced physics and applications of optical fibers L V

5

III

CHEM-E5115                   

Microfabrication

5

III-IV

PHYS-C0220

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

5

IV-V

PHYS-E0414

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

5

I-II

PHYS-E0416

Quantum Physics

5

III-IV

PHYS-E0421

Solid-State Physics

5

IV-V

PHYS-E0422

Soft Condensed Matter Physics

5

III-IV

PHYS-E0435

Optical Physics

5

I-II

PHYS-E0436

Modern Optics V

5

IV-V (odd years)

PHYS-E0437

Laser Physics

5

IV-V (even years)

Alternatively, you can choose a study track to follow. You will find study tracks and recommended study schedules under Planning your studies.