Course structure

Course structure

This two-year program comprises the following elements: 

  1. Core courses in the AUDE track (15 ECTS) 
  2. Electives in the AUDE track (30 ECTS) 
  3. Free electives from the APB or other TU/e departments (30 ECTS) 
  4. Graduation project (45 ECTS) 


Thesis projects are directly related to the department’s research activities. As a built environment’s physical lifespan is typically longer than its economic lifespan, a key area of interest is the development of sustainable, flexible, environmentally-friendly, and safe buildings and installations. 

Your research takes place within one of the following programs: 

  • Building Physics and Services 
  • Design and Decision Support Systems 
  • Structural Design 
  • Architecture of the Living City and Urbanisms 

Research groups

The department of Applied Physics has 13 research groups: 

Department of Applied Physics

Advanced Nanomaterials & Devices

It is fascinating how materials properties at the nanoscale can be radically changed by means of size, crystal structure or surface states....

Coherence and Quantum Technology (CQT)

Department of Applied Physics

Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges

We study the elementary processes in gas discharges through a mix of theory, modeling and the development of diagnostics.

Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics

Mesoscopic Transport Phenomena (MTP)

Molecular Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics

The program on molecular biosensing for medical diagnostics focusses on nanotechnologies for biophysical studies which have potential to be...

Molecular Materials and Nanosystems (M2N)

Physics of Nanostructures (FNA)

Physics of Nanostructures (FNA) is dedicated to the research of functional materials down to the atomic level.

Department of Applied Physics

Plasma & Materials Processing

Our scientific objective is to obtain atomic-level understanding of the interaction of plasmas and reactive gases with materials in the...

Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

The research in the Fusion group concentrates on the control of fusion reactors and falls in two themes: sensorics and plasma surface...

Department of Applied Physics

Theory of Polymers and Soft matter

Enabling a sustainable, functional and resource-efficient next generation of materials by uncovering the physical mechanisms underlying the...

Transport in Permeable Media

Turbulence and Vortex Dynamics (WDY)