Course structure

Half of the Applied Physics bachelor’s program consists of major courses specifically focused on applied physics. You will acquire basic knowledge and skills to help you understand physical phenomena and translate them into technological applications. The program is a mix of theory, practical assignments, projects and an internship. During the projects you will learn to collaborate in a team, and you will research physical phenomena. In the third year, you will work in a research group for three months, as a ‘junior employee’. 

In addition to the major, you will take: 

  • Basic courses – the solid foundation you need as an engineer 

  • Free electives – you choose courses to guide your education in a certain direction: dive deeper into an aspect of applied physics, broaden your knowledge with courses from other departments, or participate in one of the group projects. 

  • USE (User, Society and Enterprise) learning trajectories – teaching you that technology will always have to function in a broader context. Engineers develop technology for users, to contribute to solutions for societal problems, and to create economic opportunities for companies.  

Free electives 

One of the free electives options, as mentioned above, is to dive deeper into one of the fields of applied physics. For example, you can choose one of the following course packages: 

Advanced classical physics 

  • Electrodynamics 
  • Theoretical classical mechanics 
  • Statistical physics 
  • Turbulent flows, waves and instability 

Modern physics 

  • Subatomic physics 
  • Quantum optics and quantum information 
  • General theory of relativity 

Computer techniques in physics 

  • Computers in physics experiments 
  • Physical modelling