Master in Engineering Physics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Program Description

Master in Engineering Physics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Programme outline

The programme includes five tracks: Theoretical Physics, Subatomic & Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Nano Physics, and Biomedical Physics; each with compulsory, conditionally elective and elective courses.

The Biomedical Physics specialisation aims to develop the ability of physicists to interact with the life science disciplines, and offers suitable combinations of subjects, both for a career in industry, as well as for continued studies towards a PhD degree.

In Nano Physics, a number of highly interesting current fields are treated, such as nano structures, nano magnetism & spin electronics, superconductivity and other phenomena with very special properties.

Optical Physics is important in basic and applied research, as well as in industrial applications; students with a thorough knowledge of this field are much sought after as PhD students, as well as for positions in industry and consulting.

The Subatomic and Astrophysics specialisation covers a selection of topics at the frontline of contemporary physics; both the experimental and theoretical aspects of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics with applications to astrophysics are included.

The Theoretical Physics specialisation provides the students with a broad education in fundamental theoretical physics, preparing them for a future as problem solvers or researchers in industry, or for continued PhD studies.

Degree project

The degree project may be carried out in an academic or industrial environment in Sweden or abroad, and suitable project topics may be obtained from the staff at the three physics departments. Students are also encouraged to seek other contacts in the academic field or within the industry, to help them identify their specific project aims.

Career prospects

Graduates of this programme can look forward to ample job opportunities, both in industry and academic research. Graduates are well prepared for a career as problem solvers or researchers in a wide range of industrial companies. Examples of such industries include the fields of biotechnology, medicine, optics, electronics, nano-tools and many more. Students from all specialisations are also well prepared to continue studying for a PhD degree.

The programme is given jointly by three departments at KTH, Theoretical physics , Physics and Applied physics .

Last updated May 27, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2016
2 years
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Start date Aug. 2016
Sweden Stockholm
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