Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Engineering Physics
EducationThe programme provides specialisation in engineering physics with an emphasis on applications in materials and nanotechnology through advanced theoretical courses in physics and mathematics, experimental techniques and simulation and modelling of materials. Nanostructured surface and solar cells are examples of areas of specialisation. There are also possibilities to study other subjects at Karlstad Univerrsity or abroad.
Form of InstructionInstruction i given in the form of lectures, classes, practices, laboratory work, and as project work under supervision.
ExaminationThere are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Professional ContactIn the program you are introduced to various companies, via guest lectures, company visits, projects, etc.. The final degree project is often performed in cooperation with a company or other organisations.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Mathematical Physics II (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Characterisation of materials for Physicists (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Quantum Physics II (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Physical electronics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Computational Physics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Nanoscience II (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Functional materials (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Surface Physics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Elective)||7.5|
|Solid state theory (Elective)||7.5|
|Scanning Probe Microscopy (Elective)||7.5|
|Optional course (Optional)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Degree Project for Master of Science in Engineering, Engineering Physics (Obligatory)||30|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.