Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Physics

The MSc programme in Engineering Physics focuses on physics as the basis of modern technology. (The programme was previously named Physics and Nanotechnology.)

Engineering Physics

Study Programme

The Engineering Physics degree programme focuses on physics as the basis of modern technology.

The leap from research to technological breakthrough is becoming ever smaller, and there is a growing need for engineers who can combine a strong scientific background with solid engineering skills.

As a physics engineer you can for example use your knowledge to further the green transition, or produce new technologies in the field of quantum communication. You might also work on manufacturing future microchips and optical components, developing medical research equipment, or developing new materials with specially designed properties.

During the programme you’ll learn to apply advanced theoretical, numerical, and experimental techniques in modern physics with a view to applying them for the benefit of society.

The MSc programme in Engineering Physics covers a wide range of technological, theoretical, and experimental techniques in modern physics. The applications include various topics, such as the development of nanostructured materials with tailor-made electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and chemical properties, manufacturing and integration of nano- and micro-components in systems design, modelling of complex biological systems, optical data processing and transfer, and the development of technologies for sourcing, storing, and converting sustainable energy—e.g. fuel cells and hydrogen technology.

In the course of the programme, you must carry out one or more experimental projects as part of a research group at DTU. In this way, you will gain basic theoretical competencies and experience with experimental work. You can prepare your final thesis in collaboration with one of our research groups or industrial partners, and—of course—under the supervision of a DTU professor or lecturer.

The MSc is a two-year graduate programme with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.

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Combine work with studies

This study programme is also available as an Industry study programme where you can combine work and study over a 4-year period. Special rules apply.

Industry MSc Eng programmes

The MSc in Engineering Physics offers a high degree of flexibility in the students' individual study plan.

Students are not obliged to follow courses within one of the study lines presented below, but may choose and combine subjects from all six areas. Nevertheless, as a guide to our students, the programme covers several fields of study, represented by six study lines:


MSc Eng graduates in Engineering Physics work primarily in the field of research and development in private and public companies and in scientific research/at universities. Advanced physics skills are applicable in a broad spectrum of areas representing various job types. 

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As a DTU student, you have many opportunities to study abroad as part of your degree - everything from a semester abroad to an international joint degree or a summer school exchange.

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Lying in one of the world’s happiest and safest countries, DTU welcomes graduate students from all over the world to be part of an international, innovative and open-minded learning environment.

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