DTU-TUM 1:1 master's programme in physics and nanotechnology


Duration and workload

The MSc programme:

  • is a two-years MSc programme, consisting of four semesters
  • represents a workload equivalent to 120 ECTS credit points
  • the students spend one year at each university.

Admission criteria

Either of the following:

  • a relevant above-average Bachelor of Science degree obtained at TUM
  • an above-average Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in physics and nanotechnology obtained at DTU
  • a relevant above-average Bachelor of Science degree obtained at a Danish, German or an internationally recognized foreign university
  • a degree obtained from a foreign institution of higher education which is equivalent to any of those specified above 

Enrolment

  • The students are enrolled either at TUM or DTU.
  • When staying at the partner university the students have status as exchange students through a specified bilateral agreement 

The students are enrolled either at TUM or DTU.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees have to be paid according to the existing regulations at the university of enrolment.

Exchange agreement

The formalities with respect to student exchange are stated in a separate bilateral exchange agreement for the 1:1 Physics programme.

Semester plan

The student will be inscribed at one of the universities, and study for one year at the partner university. The student can choose to spend either the first or the second year at the partner university.

Students can start the programme at either TUM or DTU. Depending on the start university two separate overall study plans are proposed:

 

Study plan

Note: The final study plan for the 1:1 MSc programme will be an individual study plan worked out by the student and the supervisors at DTU and TUM. The students should get 120 ECTS in total, at least 60 at the home university and 50 at the partner university.

Note: The final study plan for the 1:1 MSc programme will be an individual study plan worked out by the student and the supervisors at DTU and TUM. The students should get 120 ECTS in total, at least 60 at the home university and 50 at the partner university.


Programme provisions—students inscribed at DTU

The student will follow an individual study plan, approved by the Head of Studies at DTU. The study plan will follow the guidelines described in this section.

First year at DTU, second year at TUM

  • The student must pass 30 ECTS general competence courses and 30 ECTS technological specialization couses—the majority of which should be taken during the first year at DTU, but some courses can be transferred from the second year at TUM. It is strongly recommended that 10112 Advanced Quantum Mechanics is taken as one of the courses at DTU, as it is compulsory for TUM students.
  • In the 3rd semester at TUM, the students have the opportunity to hear lectures and at the same time to establish the research project they will pursue in their master's thesis. If students hear courses at TUM from the Applied Engineering Physics / Biophysics / Condensed Matter lists during year 2, they will be able to gain ECTS points counting towards DTU’s technological specialization during that period, before concentrating on their master’s thesis research during semester 4 (2nd half of year 2).  The master’s thesis is worth credits from 30-50, depending on the scope of their research + courses attended. The students have a main advisor at DTU, an external advisor at TUM and will eventually be required to defend their thesis at DTU. 
     

 First year at TUM, second year at DTU

  • During the first two semesters at TUM, and the third semester at DTU, the student must pass courses corresponding to 30 ECTS general competences and 30 ECTS technological specialization. The TUM course Advanced Theoretical Physics is compulsory, and will be transferred as DTU course 10112 Advanced Quantum Mechanics. The requirement of 5 ECTS within the courses “Project in XXX” can instead be fulfilled by the 3 ECTS “Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum” and the 2 ECTS “Proseminar”. The requirement of following course 42490 Technology, Economy, Management, and Organization” may be fulfilled by following a similar course in economy, management and organization at TUM, after approval of the Head of Studies. The TUM courses within Applied Engineering Physics / Biophysics / Condensed Matter can count towards technological specialization at DTU, see appendix A.
  • The student will write a thesis at DTU following the usual requirements at DTU.

Programme provisions—students inscribed at TUM

The student will follow an individual study plan, approved by the programme coordinator at TUM.  The study plan will follow the guidelines described in this section.

First year at TUM, second year at DTU

  • Students will fulfill all regular requirements of Applied and Engineering Physics / Biophysics / Condensed Matter study plan of year one at TUM.
  • Students will spend year two at DTU, where they would make a 50 ECTS thesis and 10 ECTS courses, selected from the list of technological specialization courses at DTU.  For master's thesis there would need to be a supervisor at TUM and formally they have an “internal advisor at TUM” and an external advisor at DTU. Grading at TUM is done by two professors; grade is averaged over the thesis and colloquium weighting 30 ECTS / 5 ECTS, respectively.

First year at DTU, second year at TUM

  • Students must hear Advanced Quantum Mechanics course at DTU (Course code 11112). Then they select courses totaling 30 ECTS points from the list of technological specialization courses at DTU within the Physics and Nanotechnology master, see appendix B. These courses are either related to the topics of Applied Engineering Physics, Biophysics or Condensed Matter Physics. Students have to choose one project course and general Competence courses to follow up to 60 credits in total. At least 10 ECTS should come from a complementary area to be defined in collaboration with the dean of studies at their own university.
  • In the second year students will make the master's thesis at TUM following the usual requirements at TUM, including the Masterseminar, Masterspraktikum and Mastercolloquium. 

Appendix A: List of courses at TUM, which can count towards technological specialization at DTU

Courses listed in the TUM Special course catalog as belonging to the educations in Condensed Matter Physics (KM), Biophysics (Bio) or Applied Engineering Physics (AEP) can count towards technological specialization at DTU. Courses only offered as part of the Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics (KTA) do not count.

In addition, the course PH1004 Advanced Theoretical Physics can count as techonological specialization and is transferred as course 10112 Advanced Quantum Mechanics. This course is not listed in the special course catalog, as it is compulsory at TUM.

See also:

The complete list of Physics courses at TUM: http://www.ph.tum.de/studium/mh/entry?language=en

Courses at TUM taught in English: CoursesPH-TUM_DTU

Special course catalog (Spezialfachkatalog): http://www.ph.tum.de/studium/master/spezialmodule?language=en


Appendix B: DTU courses available to TUM students

All courses are offered in English. See also the list of technological specialization courses in the Study Handbook: http://shb.dtu.dk/default.aspx?documentid=2453&Language=en-GB&lg=&version=newest