Advanced Engineering Physics, 50 op

Opintokokonaisuuden tyyppi

Advanced Studies


Jyrki Mäkelä, Esa Räsänen, Jorma Keskinen


- The general objective of advanced studies in physics is to understand the structure and properties of matter and to acquire professional skills to apply physical methods and tools is different contexts. The studies give a solid experimental readiness to carry out laboratory experiments, as well as theoretical abilities to understand and apply mathematical and physical data and results.

The advanced studies in physics are divided into experimental laboratory courses and advanced theoretical courses. In the laboratory work the student further developes his/her group working skills, critical analysis of complicated experiemental results, and the writing of professional reports. Combined with the theoretical studies, the abilities of the student are extended from the understanding and analysis of physical problems towards their independent solving.

After the M.Sc. thesis work in physics the student is ready to take the responsibility of different research projects of various levels, as well as of their scheduling and successful completion. The student is capable to write a research plan for his/her project including the planning of the experimental or theoretical/numerical work. The student can independently and critically analyze scientific data and to write a report of scientific rigour.

As physics is a fundamental natural science it can be applied in an extensive fashion from technology industries to environmental science and from waste disposal to nanostructures, for example. The advanced studies in physics complete the Bachelor's level physics curriculum in a way that the qualitative and quantitative criteria for an international Master's Degree in technical physics are fulfilled. This degree responds to the needs of the society in several fields of technologies, as well as in different areas of research in academic institutions. A Master's Degree completed at least at a very good level also gives the necessary and sufficient preparation for doctoral studies in physics at any university worldwide.


Pakolliset opintojaksot

A compulsory Master's thesis seminar of 0 credits must be included in this study module.

Opintojakso Opintopisteet Vuosikurssi
FYS-1627 Solid State Physics 5 op IV  
FYS-1907 Project Work in Applied Physics 5 op IV  
Yhteensä 10 op  

Pakolliset vaihtoehtoiset opintojaksot

The module must contain 2 or 3 advanced courses of one focus area from the following areas: 1 Aerosol Physics, contact Professor Jyrki Mäkelä; 2 Computational Physics, contact Professor Esa Räsänen 3 Photonics, contact Professor Martti Kauranen; 4 Medical Physics, contact Professor Hannu Eskola (BMT).

Must be selected at least 10 credits of courses

Opintojakso Opintopisteet Vaihtoehtoisuus Vuosikurssi
BMT-62266 Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Techniques 5 op 4   IV  
BMT-64216 Medical Imaging Methods 5 op 4   IV  
BMT-64416 Methods of Radiotherapy 5 op 4   IV  
FYS-3106 Aerosol Physics 5 op 1   IV  
FYS-3206 Aerosol Measurement Techniques 5 op 1   IV  
FYS-4096 Computational Physics 5 op 2   IV  
FYS-4506 Quantum Mechanics 5 op 2   IV  
FYS-5706 Optical Systems and Beam Propagation 5 op 3   IV  
FYS-6107 Physics of Optoelectronics 5 op 3   IV  

1. Valittava 2 opintojaksoa. if you choose Aerosol Physics as your focus area.
2. Valittava 2 opintojaksoa. if you choose Computational Physics as your focus area.
3. Valittava 2 opintojaksoa. if you choose Photonics as your focus area.
4. Valittava 3 opintojaksoa. if you choose Medical Physics as your focus area.

Täydentävät opintojaksot

Should be completed to the minimum module extent of 50 credits with these complementary courses and/or other Physics advanced level courses.

Opintojakso Opintopisteet Additional information Vuosikurssi
FYS-2107 Introduction to Surface Science 5 op IV  
FYS-2306 Electron Spectroscopy 5 op IV  
FYS-2506 Surface Science of Photonic Nanomaterials 5 op IV  
FYS-4406 Analytical Mechanics 5 op 1 IV  
FYS-4606 Statistical Physics 2 5 op 1 IV  
FYS-4706 Quantum Theory of Electronic Structures 5 op 1 IV  
FYS-5206 Optical Spectroscopy 5 op 2 IV  
FYS-5417 Laser Physics 5 op 2 IV  
FYS-6607 Optical Thin Films and Waveguides 5 op 2 IV  
FYS-6656 Photonic Materials 5 op 2 IV  

1. recommended for students who choose Computational Physics as their focus area.
2. recommended for students who choose Photonics as their focus area.

Päivittäjä: Paavilainen Sami, 14.11.2019