Physics, 30 op

Opintokokonaisuuden tyyppi

Intermediate Studies


Esa Räsänen


- The Intermediate Studies in Physics, preceded by the Basic Studies of Natural Sciences, form a strong basis of the international standard to proceed with master-level studies in physics. As a minor, the module also supports the other majors of the programme, i.e., Mathematics and ICT.

After completion of the module, the student has extended his/her theoretical knowledge and understanding of physics into thermal and statistical physics, quantum mechanics, structure of matter, and optics. The student is able to analytically solve problems in different areas of physical phenomena. He/she is able to combine experimental results with simple computational models. The student can passably apply his/her knowledge and skills in a working environment.

The core content of the module builds on a physical view of the world, analytical thinking, meaningful modeling, and physical problem solving. The student has strong abilities to make assessments and approximations following the principles of mathematics and natural sciences. The student has strong computational skills that help him/her in problem solving. He/she has also learned group-working skills, reporting, and critical evaluation of experimental results. These skills are essential for the working life and prepare the student for writing a Bachelor's Thesis.


Pakolliset opintojaksot

FYS-1326 and FYS-1467 are lectured every year. FYS-1346, FYS-1406, FYS-1377 and FYS-1476 are lectured only every other year. Consequently, the recommended year of study is 2nd or 3rd year, depending on availability. Please notice that courses marked for 3rd year have FYS-1467 and FYS-1346 as prerequisite courses.

Opintojakso Opintopisteet Vuosikurssi
FYS-1326 Methods in Physics 5 op II  
FYS-1346 Thermal Physics 5 op II  
FYS-1377 Statistical Physics 5 op III  
FYS-1406 Optics 5 op II  
FYS-1467 Basics of Quantum Mechanics 5 op II  
FYS-1476 Structure of Matter 5 op III  
LTT-21106 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar in Science and Engineering 0 op III  
Yhteensä 30 op  


The Intermediate Studies in Physics build on the Basic Studies in Natural Sciences by providing the students with significantly more extensive and detailed knowledge in physics.

Päivittäjä: Keskinen Jorma, 14.11.2019