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|
|Materials characterisation (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.
Employment MarketEngineering physicists have broad and varied career options. They work with materials development and the simulation of complex systems, or with research in innovative industries. The analytical abilities sharpened in this programme can open opportunities in computing or finance. Wherever physics gives rise to new technical possibilities, engineering physicists will carry on the development, perhaps in their own business. You will have a solid foundation in technology, natural sciences, and mathematics, as well as the ability to cooperate and communicate. Your competencies will be of use in many technical areas, especially where creativity, leadership, and a holistic view are also required.
DegreeStudents who meet the general as well as the special requirements will, on completion of the programme, be awarded a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, Engineering Physics. For examination and assessment regulations, see under the heading "Learning outcomes" in the programme study plan.
Further StudiesUpon completion of the programme, you may continue with doctoral studies. The subject in which your doctor's degree will be awarded will depend on your previous studies. You also need to meet the prerequisites for doctoral studies of the subject chosen.
- Start Autumn 2018
- Mode of study Campus (Karlstad)
- Language English, if required by international students
- Application code KAU-69702
- Study pace 100% (Day)