The Physics and Nanotechnology 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 Physics and Nanotechnology 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.