Studies in Engineering Physics create a basis for the technological applications of physics and open the 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.
Master's Programme in Engineering Physics is 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.
From autumn 2018 onwards, there is one major in the Master's Programme in Engineering Physics: Engineering Physics. In addition, Aalto University participates in a double degree programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials).
Physics of Advanced Materials
Master of Science (Technology), 120 ECTS, degree structure options in the Engineering Physics major.
Examples of recent Master's thesis topics by Engineering Physics students include, e.g.: New semi-solid electrolytes for mass production and increased lifetime of dye solar cells; Quasiparticle density in hybrid single-electron turnstiles; Intermediate states of graphene nanoribbons; Developing a measuring system for cryogenic droplets in inert atmosphere; Non-invasive optical diagnosis of skin hydration and surface lipids; Quantum Monte Carlo simulation of positrons in solids; The flow of foam around an obstacle in Hele-Shaw cell.
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.
Typical job titles of recent graduates include e.g. Analyst, Applications Engineer, Cryo-Engineer, Data Scientist, Design Engineer, Fuel Expert, Nuclear Safety Engineer, Quality Engineer, Research Scientist, System Engineer, Test Engineer, Research and Development Engineer, Reliability Engineer, etc.
Our recently graduated alumni work e.g. in the following companies: Deloitte, Fortum, GE Healthcare, Minsait, Picosun, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Rightware, Stora Enso, TVO, Vaisala, Vilant Systems, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland,…
Tuition fees and scholarships
Non-EU/EEA students selected to the Engineering Physics programme will be charged tuition fees. They are eligible to apply for scholarships awarded from the Aalto University Scholarship programme. See further information >>
The Department of Applied Physics offers the best students summer trainee/research assistant positions.
General admission requirements
In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants to the Engineering Physics programme are also requested to provide the following documents:
- Degree certificate and the official transcript of records for possible other university-level studies that are not included in the Bachelor's degree transcript.
- At least one academic letter of recommendation.
- Brief descriptions of relevant physics courses taken (summary, course level).
- Letters of reference, work certificates, and other certificates of relevant activities (patents, publications, GRE and GMAT results if taken).
Applicant’s motivation letter (compulsory part of the online application form) should be written in English. Also, additional application documents above (recommendations letter(s), course descriptions, work or other certificates, publications) should preferably be submitted in English. If some other language than English, Finnish or Swedish is used in them, the applicant must provide precise, word-for-word translations of them.
Location: Aalto University School of Science, Otaniemi Campus, Espoo
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Last updated January 22, 2018