Master of Science in Engineering Physics

Aalto University

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Master of Science in Engineering Physics

Aalto University

Find new solutions to future’s challenges!

Studies in engineering physics create a basis for the technological applications of physics and open doors for different careers in industry, science and research. A profound understanding of physics and mathematics can be employed in finding novel solutions to both present-day and future’s challenges.

Studies in Master's Programme in Engineering Physics are strongly research oriented. Almost half of the MSc graduates continue towards a doctorate. The research focus areas range from experimental and theoretical materials physics to nanophysics and nanoscience, and to novel energy solutions. The study programme differs from a more classical university physics in its proximity to concrete, practical research questions. Its connection to real-life problems is very strong.

Study programme

There are two majors in the Master's Programme in Engineering Physics from which students can choose from when they enter the programme: Engineering Physics and Physics of Advanced Materials. The former is more general whereas the latter focuses on materials and nanoscience in particular.

Career options

Graduates of the Engineering Physics programme have traditionally found an exceptionally wide variety of careers both in the private sector, industry, and in the public sector ranging from research to consulting and management positions. A strong education in physics, closely knit to the research at Aalto University and Department of Applied Physics, is also an excellent starting point for a career in academia.

Admission requirements

The general admission requirements are the same for all Master's programmes in the field of technology. Please see also requirements concerning language skills.

Once the eligibility of the applicant is determined, the application is sent to academic assessment that is based on the programme-specific admission requirements and evaluation criteria.

Programme-specific admission requirements

The main admission criterion to the Master's Programme in Engineering Physics is a high quality Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Bachelor of Science in physics, materials science or a related field, encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent studies (i.e., a degree of at least three years of full-time studies).

The applicant should have a strong background in mathematics and undergraduate physics (30 ECTS or equivalent in the latter). In addition, students interested in the theoretical/computational track of studies should have good computer skills. Advanced knowledge of condensed matter physics and/or practical experience with experimental and computational physics research techniques are considered an advantage. A very good GRE test score will also support the application (additional test, not mandatory for applying to the programme).

Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their previous degree with complementary studies. Complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2016
Finland Espoo
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Duration 2 years
Price Free