Physics, 30 cr

Type of the study module

Intermediate Studies


Esa Räsänen

Learning Outcomes

- After the major studies in physics the student:

- can solve basic problems and tasks in physics and draw conlusions;

- recognizes and distinguishes different fields in physics;

- understands the physical background behind technological processes in the society;

- understands the physical principles and their relevance;

- can write scientific reports and present results;

- can find physical information independently and distinguishes the relevant and reliable information from the data.


Compulsory courses

These courses are lectured every other year. Recommended year of study is thus 2nd or 3rd year, according to availability.

Course Credit points Class
FYS-1326 Methods in Physics 5 cr II  
FYS-1346 Thermal Physics 5 cr II  
FYS-1366 Nanophysics 5 cr II  
FYS-1406 Optics 5 cr II  
FYS-1466 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 5 cr II  
FYS-1476 Structure of Matter 5 cr II  
Total 30 cr  

Optional Compulsory Courses

Course Credit points Alternativity Class
LTT-21106 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar in Science and Engineering 0 cr 1   III  

1. Select 0 courses. LTT-21106 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar in Science and Engineering is mandatory as part of this study module if the Bachelor's Thesis is written in this subject.

Additional information

The major studies in physics build on the common core studies by providing the students with significantly more extensive and detailed knowledge in physics.

Updated by: Väisänen Outi, 11.01.2019