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Physics and Technology (MSc)

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering, 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
A Physics and Technology engineer combines the best of two worlds: the drive of a physicist to understand the basic principles of how the world works and the drive of an engineer to find new technological solutions to the challenges of our society. Some of the main challenges of today are related to energy and climate, and the solutions are in many cases related to the intelligent use of materials. 

In this programme you will obtain specialist skills in areas such as design, modeling, fabrication, and analysis of functional materials. This academic profile is a fast-track to employment since it combines fundamental knowledge of materials with an application-oriented mindset. Here, applications include a wide range from advanced sensor technology for medical diagnosis or food analysis to the development of improved renewable energy sources.

Advanced materials for the products of future

Many advanced technologies are based on a profound understanding of the underlying materials and the ability to tailor their properties for a given application. With the increased emphasis on sustainable production and circular economy combined with the emerging possibilities of AI based design approaches, this is becoming even more important when developing the products of the future. A remarkable example is the production of a new generation of solar cells that are made from plastics using only a fraction of the energy and materials needed for production of conventional solar cells. 
In this master programme you build on your already strong foundation in physics, technology, and mathematics and you obtain deep knowledge of materials science and technology. This includes topics such as materials modeling and simulation, advanced characterization and reliability, as well as materials processing and device fabrication. In addition, you acquire expertise in measuring and analyzing signals – with high relevance for, e.g., development of highly sensitive sensors combined with intelligent data analysis. These and other subjects enable you to work interdisciplinary in a rapidly changing high-tech world with challenges in academic frontier areas. Read more about the structure of the programme

Project-based and research-based study environment 

You become part of a project based and problem based study environment where you work in project groups. You and your fellow students are responsible for planning and carrying out the project – and for meeting the deadlines. Usually we receive the project outlines from companies and we emphasise that the problems you solve are ‘real world’ problems.
Learn more from the students themselves.

Versatile career paths

With a degree in Physics and Technology you will have a range of job opportunities – in Denmark and abroad. Physics and Technology engineers often work in high-tech companies or at universities as a researcher or developer in areas of, e.g., materials engineering, renewable energy, sensor technology, computer modelling or nanoscience and technology.

It is also possible to continue on a three-year research programme, which will lead to a PhD degree. Another option is to participate in an industrial PhD programme, which is carried out in a close collaboration between the university and a company. 

Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Physics and Technology).

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EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01


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