Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Electrophysics, 120 credits (TELFM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 13/12/2016
Approved: 10/01/2017

The Master programme in Electrophysics is mainly focused on the study of electromagnetic fields and their interaction with matter. Physical principles, mathematical methods, and numerical models make up the core of the programme, providing the tools and skills needed to describe electromagnetic processes and synthesize complex systems.

After the completion of the programme, participants are expected to find an industrial or research career on areas as electromagnetic engineering, antenna design, microwave technology, , plasma theory and applications, magnetohydrodynamics, fusion physics, space physics and technology.

Knowledge and understanding

For the Master’s degree, the student shall:

  • demonstrate thorough knowledge about the physical foundation and common practice of the Electromagngetic  Engineering
  • be able to identify electrophysical problems in various technical systems and natural phenomena, and place them in a larger context, and
  • be able to describe technological processes and natural phenomena using mathematical models, and to assess the applicability and limitations of the models.

Skills and abilities

For the Master’s degree, the student shall:

  • critically select and apply analytical and numerical methods to solve problems in electrophysics
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and thereby contribute to the creation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability to orally and in writing clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For the Master’s degree, the student shall:

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the field of Electromagnetic Engineering, informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.