MSc in Applied Physics
The Master’s degree program in Applied Physics gives you the opportunity to get involved in physical phenomena, new technologies and measurement methods. These are based on technical applications of physical principles in the most diverse disciplines. The course consists to a large extent of internships, so that you will learn how to apply your technical and scientific knowledge in a research environment. The Applied Physics department opts for an integrated approach to teaching and research at an internationally competitive level.
The Applied Physics department is responsible for this master's degree program. Having successfully completed the master's degree program you are allowed to use the academic title Master of Science (MSc).
The program Master of Science in Applied Physics has the following specializations:
- Functional (Nano-)Materials
- Physics of Transport in Fluids
- Plasma Physics & Radiation Technology
Physical Instrumentation/Medical Physics
Three specializations that will probably become independent programs in the future:
- Polymers and Composites
- Broadband Telecommunication Technologies
Depending on your chosen specialization you could find a position in the research laboratories of organizations such as Philips, ASML, Océ, TNO or KPN, or in smaller companies and engineering bureaus. Physicists are also found in institutes such as the KNMI, Space Research Organization Netherlands (SRON) and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter(FOM). Graduates who specialized in medical physics will have the opportunity after completing their programs of working as physicists together with medical specialists in a hospital. Because you learn during the program how to analyze and solve problems, you will also be able to work in (management) positions outside the field of physics. In practice, a substantial group of graduates chooses for this option, and take up careers outside the research laboratories and institutes, hospitals and education.
After completion of your Master’s program, you can continue for a doctorate at the TU/e or another university in the Netherlands or another country. It is also possible to follow a two-year designer’s program at the Stan Ackermans Institute, which also includes part of the program for clinical physicists.
The general requirements for admission to the TU/e Master's of Science programs are:
- A relevant Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality to be able to complete the TU/e Master's program in question.
- Sufficent mastery of the English language.
- There may also be specific additional requirements for some Master's programs, depending on the nature of your prior education.