Engineering Physics

The Engineering Physics study programme is aimed at those who want to explore, understand and apply physics in depth. Engineers with a command of basic physics right down to the atomic level will be necessary for the development of future technologies. Nanotechnology allows exciting new materials and processes to be created by controlling the composition and structure of materials at the nanometre scale, i.e. 0.1-100 nanometres, where a nanometre is one billionth of a metre.


What will you learn?

On the Engineering Physics study programme you learn how to design and manufacture materials using the smallest components available—atoms and molecules. You can work on the development of optical communications, biosensors and the energy supply of the future, for example.

During your studies you will spend a good deal of time in Nanotek, our state-of-the-art student laboratory. You will study materials here using X-ray equipment, electron microscopes and scanning-tunnel microscopes, and perform computer simulations of atomic systems. You will also have a unique opportunity to produce nanotechnology components at DTU Danchip, DTU’s state-of-the-art Centre for Micro and Nanofabrication.

Study programme structure

The first semesters are quite fixed, so you can gain a basic knowledge of your field. You will have subjects in fields such as quantum mechanics, solid element physics and nanoscale material physics, optics and photonics, and the manufacture of micro and nanostructures.

You will also learn about teamwork and collaboration, preparing you for the form of work you are likely to meet in your subsequent career. From the second semester you have the opportunity to start influencing your study programme through the electives you choose to follow. To guide your choice of subjects, a number of recommended courses of study have been defined.

Career opportunities

In combination with an MSc, the programme in Engineering Physics will equip you to work on development in fields such as nanoscale design, manipulation of materials, or micro and molecular electronics. You could also go into optical communications, i.e. data transfer by means of light, as used in computer networks and telecommunications. Typical employers include development departments, university research laboratories all over the world and consultancy firms.

Read more about the BSc programme in Engineering Physics (in Danish)