Master's programme in Engineering Physics
The Master's programme in Engineering Physics prepares students for advanced industrial research and development and further PhD studies in physics and related subjects. Solving complex, sometimes interdisciplinary problems, is a central part of the education, requiring a profound knowledge and understanding of physics, as well as experience with analytical and computational tools.
Engineering Physics at KTH
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.
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,, and . You can use the links given to find out more about research activities etc. at these departments.
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Changes in the programme may occur.