Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Engineering Physics (CTFYS), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 10/09/2019
Approved: 10/09/2019

The programme’s aim

Engineering physics comprises basic mathematics and natural science and their technical applications.  The study programme gives a broad knowledge base which can be applied within widely varying fields. 

The programme’s objectives

For the Master of Science in Engineering Physics degree, the student must fulfill the objectives which are stated in the Higher Education Degree Ordinance for Master of Science degrees.

Knowledge and understanding

For the Master of Science in Engineering degree, the student should:

  • show such knowledge and abilities which are needed in order to independently work as a Master of Science in Engineering
  • show knowledge about the chosen specialisation area’s scientific foundation and its tested experience and insight into current research and development work
  • Show such a broad ability within the chosen technical area including knowledge in mathematics and natural science as well as essentially deepened knowledge within certain parts of the area.

 In addition, students in Master of Science in Engineering Physics should:

  • show broad ability which can be applied even within areas beyond the chosen specialisation
  • Be a master of advanced mathematical methods and their applications within the different areas.

Skills and abilities

For a Master of Science in Engineering degree, the student should: 

  • show an ability to identify, formulate and handle complex problems creatively, critically and independently, analyze and critically evaluate different technical solutions and participate in research and development work and, with that, contribute to knowledge development.
  • show an ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and show an ability to model, simulate, predict and assess occurrences, even with limited information
  • show an ability to plan and with adequate methods carry out sophisticated assignments within given boundaries
  • show an ability to develop and manufacture products, processes and systems with regards to humanity’s conditions and needs and society’s goals for sustainable development.
  • Show an ability to present and discuss one’s conclusions, knowledge, and arguments that founded the conclusion clearly in writing and orally in both a national and international settings, and in dialogue with different target groups.

 For a Master of Science in Engineering Physics, the students should especially:

  • be able to quickly recognise technical and natural scientific information even within an unknown area and apply this to problems/inquiries within certain broad fields
  • show an ability for problem solving even within areas beyond the chosen masterprogram
  • show an ability to choose and apply advanced mathematical methods within certain broad fields
  • Show an ability to plan, choose methods for and carry out investigations through modelling and simulation or through measurement, and assessment of results.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For a Master of Science in Engineering degree, the student should: 

  • Show the ability to make judgments with regards to relevant scientific, social, and ethical aspects and show awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work.
  • show insight into the technology’s possibilities and limitations, its role in society and humanity’s responsibility for how it is used, including social, economical and environmental aspects
  • show insight about and ability to work as a team and cooperate as a team with different groups
  • Show the ability to identify one’s needs for further knowledge and continuously develop one’s skills and abilities