MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs

Program Description

MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs

The MSc programme in Physics and Nanotechnology focuses on physics as the basis of modern technology.

The gap between scientific research and technological breakthroughs is narrowing. Therefore, in areas such as nanotechnology and sustainable energy, there is a growing need for engineers who can combine solid scientific knowledge with extensive engineering skills.


Study programme focus

The MSc programme in Physics and Nanotechnology covers a wide range of technological, theoretical, and experimental techniques in modern physics. The applications include various topics, such as the development of nano-structured materials with tailor-made electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and chemical properties, manufacturing and integration of nano- and micro-components in systems design, modeling of complex biological systems, optical data processing and transfer, and the development of technologies for sourcing, storing, and converting sustainable energy—e.g. fuel cells and hydrogen technology.

In the course of the programme, you must carry out one or more experimental projects as part of a research group at DTU. In this way, you will gain basic theoretical competencies and experience with experimental work. You can prepare your final thesis in collaboration with one of our research groups or industrial partners, and—of course—under the supervision of a DTU professor or lecturer.


The ‘Physics and Nanotechnology’ programme allows you to specialize in one of the six study lines:

  • Biophysics and Complex Systems
  • Physics and Nanotechnology for Sustainability and Energy
  • Nano-scale Materials Physics
  • Nanosystems Engineering
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Quantum Engineering

You should be aware, however, that the choice of courses in the students’ individual study plan offers a high degree of flexibility. Therefore, you have every opportunity to design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU.

General admission requirements

dtuOnly applicants holding either a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. From September 2017 the bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.

Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng programme do not form part of the MSc Eng programme, and partial tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the deadlines specified, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.

The Master of Science in Engineering programmes are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL- or Pearson test).

Academic requirements for this programme

Bachelors of science in engineering from DTU

Students from the following BSc Eng Programme at DTU are entitled to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Physics and Nanotechnology?

dtuPhysics and Nanotechnology

In order to get the optimal benefit of the Master program, it is recommended that the elective parts of the bachelor program are used to build up the right prerequisites for the desired study plan.

Students from the following BSc Eng programmes at DTU:

General Engineering

have access to be admitted subject to having completed the following as part of their bachelor programme.


MSc Eng graduates in Physics and Nanotechnology work primarily in the field of research and development in private and public companies. Advanced physics skills are applicable in a broad spectrum of areas representing various job types.


This school offers programs in:
  • English
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Graduate Programs

Last updated February 16, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
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Denmark - Lyngby
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