Curriculum

Programme provision

In order to obtain the MSc Eng degree in Physics and Nanotechnology the student must fulfil the following requirements: 
  • Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points
  • Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS points within the field of the general program
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS points of the entire study up to 120

Curriculum

General Competence Courses
The General Competence Courses are split into 4 groups.

A.  The general engineering competences must be fulfilled by acquisition of 10 ECTS points among the following courses:

5 ECTS must be obtained from the following list of programme specific innovation courses (surplus points count as elective courses)

10750 Innovation Projects at the Physics Department 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
34541 Entrepreneurship in photonics and communications 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

The Innovation in Engineering course is compulsory

42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
or
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August
or
42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January

Students with advanced innovation competences may, however, take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504:

42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August
or
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
or
42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point January

B.  5 ECTS points must be obtained from the following list of experimental courses (surplus points count as elective courses):

10304 Experimental Surface Physics 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
10326 Electrical characterization of nanomaterials 5 point January
10386 Experimental Techniques in Quantum Technology 5 point June
10855 Advanced fabrication of micro- and nanostructures 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12) and Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
or
10852 Introduction to cleanroom-based microfabrication 5 point June
or
10851 Introduction to cleanroom-based microfabrication 5 point January
22603 Light microscopy for life science 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
34553 Applied photovoltaics 5 point June
47333 Electron microscopy for materials science 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)

C.  5 ECTS points must be obtained from the following list of numerical methods courses (surplus points count as elective courses):

10302 Electronic Structure Methods in Material Physics, Chemistry and Biology 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
10316 Materials design with machine learning and artificial intelligence 5 point January
10325 Quantum mechanical modelling of nanoelectronics 5 point January
10350 Numerical studies in physics 5 point January
34053 Numerical methods in photonics 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

D. 10 ECTS points must be obtained from the following list of basic theoretical courses (surplus points count as elective courses): 

10112 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
10122 Statistical Physics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
10321 Nanosystems engineering 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
10333 Physics of Sustainable Energy 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
10337 Theoretical microfluidics 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
10346 Continuum Physics 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
10380 Quantum Optics 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
34032 Optical properties of solids 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Technological Specialization Courses
The following list defines the Technological Specialization Courses (surplus points count as elective courses):

10200 The structure and dynamics of materials studied with X-rays and neutrons 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
10314 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
10315 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials - with project 10 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17) and Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
10318 Many body methods in condensed matter physics 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
10339 Concepts in heterogeneous catalysis and applications to energy conversion 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
10384 Quantum information 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
10400 Plasma Physics 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
10401 Experimental plasma physics 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
10405 Theory of Relativity 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
10411 Nuclear reactor physics 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
10420 Physics of Sports 5 point June
10521 Physics and technology of two-dimensional materials 10 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
10730 Research Immersion MSc (June) - Department of Physics 5 point June
10731 Research Immersion MSc (July) - Department of Physics 5 point July
10732 Research Immersion MSc (August) - Department of Physics 5 point August
10850 Advanced micro- and nanofabrication technology 5 point Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
10862 Polymer micro fabrication 5 point June
22283 Molecular thermodynamics, transport, and analytics 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
22511 Biomedical optics 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
22512 Optical biosensors 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
27510 Biosensors and bioanalysis 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
27665 LabChip: Physics of Lab-on-a-chip systems 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
34034 Lasers and photonic systems 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
34041 Waveguide optics 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
34042 Quantum photonic communication 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
34043 Projects in Optics and Photonics 5 point Spring and Autumn
34046 Experimental methods in photonics 5 point January
34051 Nanophotonics 10 point Spring F1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
34052 Nonlinear optics 10 point Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
34060 Ultrafast optics: fundamentals and applications 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
34153 Physical concepts in optical communication 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12) and Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
34269 Computational imaging and spectroscopy 5 point July
34430 Introduction to biophotonics 5 point Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
34440 Novel optical fibers in life sciences 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
34451 Nonlinear mathematical physics 5 point Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)
34539 Design, fabrication and characterization of optical planar waveguide components 5 point June
34540 Light emitting diodes and photovoltaics for energy applications 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
34551 Thin film photovoltaics 5 point January
34552 Photovoltaic systems 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
47209 3D imaging, analysis and modelling 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
47309 Materials for hydrogen production and storage 5 point June
47319 Functional materials 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
47325 Large-scale superconductor technologies 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
47330 Energy storage and conversion 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
47336 Applications of X-ray and neutron scattering in biology, chemistry and physics 5 point August

Elective Courses

Any course classified as MSc course in DTU's course base may be taken for credit as an elective course. This includes general competence and technological specialization courses in excess of the minimal requirements. Master students may choose as much as 10 credit points among the bachelor courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions.