Applied Physics

Applied Physics is like a voyage of discovery. You won’t be sailing the seven seas, but you will be investigating how the world works. As applied physicist, you’re looking for regularities and patterns in nature. These ‘universal truths’ help you predict other situations and translate natural phenomena into technological applications. Did you know that turbulent flow in our blood is very similar to turbulent flow in the ocean?

Taking a peek in the control room of nature

In the Applied Physics major, you will get a backstage view of nature. You will meet the unexpected characteristics of light and sound, flow and heat, atoms and particles, and delve into questions such as: how do you measure brain signals? How do you apply laser technology? What can you do with magnetism? Subsequently, you learn to apply the knowledge that you have acquired.

Applied Physics in Eindhoven

This major distinguishes itself through excellent mentoring and a well-balanced course program with a research internship in the third year. Our teachers are fully involved in the engineering world as business people and scientists. As student, you will benefit from our ties with industry and research departments, our informal atmosphere and our short lines of communications. After graduation, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics.

Difference applied and general physics

The Applied Physics major at TU/e isn’t called ‘applied’ for no reason. In Eindhoven, the development of new technologies is the main point of focus. In this major, the use and application of acquired knowledge is emphasized. The general physics majors in The Netherlands tend to look at physics in a different – more philosophical – way.

The right major for you?

You enjoy the scientific subjects in school and you are curious about the world and how it works. You persevere when you don’t understand things immediately. We will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful applied physicist. You will also develop your analytical skills and adopt a critical and solution-focused way of working. Sound good to you? Then sign up for the Applied Physics major at TU/e.

NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).