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MScApplied Physics

Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia, Tallinn
School of Science Estonia, Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn, 19086
Tuition fee €3,300 per year

Free for EU students

Full tuition fee waivers available

Application fee €100 one-time

The application fee is non-refundable!

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The programme is designed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in research intensive companies. The programme provides interdisciplinary education combining engineering, physics, mathematics, physical oceanography and atmospheric physics bridging the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering.

Main specialisations: Physics and Mathematics; Oceanography and Meteorology

Programme structure

The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:

General studies – cover the courses about entrepreneurship, which help to understand the essence of entrepreneurship and its processes.
Core studies – create opportunities to get basic knowledge in physics and mathematics, a prerequisite for further specialised studies (continuum mechanics, scientific computing, equations of mathematical physics, scientific computing, equations of mathematical physics, etc.).
Special studies – consist of Physics and Mathematics specialisation courses (quantum mechanics, mathematical modelling and nonlinear dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, particle physics, practical spectroscopy, etc.) and Oceanography and Meteorology specialisation courses (fundamentals of weather forecasting (synoptic and aviation meteorology), methods in marine environment protection, turbulence and mixing, remote sensing and marine optics, etc.).
Free choice courses – this module aims to let the students choose to study topics according to their interests and/or specialisation.
Graduation thesis – is an independently conducted research on a wide spectrum of topics, such as nanotechnology, quantum topics, solar cells, experimental solid state physics, econophysics, non-linear dynamics, biophysics, and more.

Career opportunities

Programme graduates are distinguished by their versatility – the master programme provides a systematic knowledge of natural sciences creating thereby a broad and solid basis for lifelong learning. They can work in different research and development institutions, companies and services whose main activities are related to physics, mathematics, oceanography and/or meteorology or continue the studies in PhD level.

Specialty of Physics and Mathematics

The graduates of the program have skills sought for in various professions, such as engineers or project managers in high-tech startup companies or well-established companies in the field of energy, nanotechnology, material sciences, data mining, measuring laboratories, applied mathematics, quantitative finance etc. Graduated students can also work in research projects related to physics and mathematics.

Specialty of Oceanography and Meteorology

The need for researchers and engineers with the knowledge of atmospheric and ocean physics together with skills of modern methods of monitoring and modelling has substantially increased. The sphere of potential applications is vast involving fields of climate change, meteorology, oceanography, space sciences. The researchers and engineers are needed in governmental institutions like national weather service, naval administration or environmental ministry or ministry of transportation, research institutes and universities, and nowadays increasingly in private sector, as well. International cooperation in atmospheric and oceanic sciences has been instrumental in the success and advances of these knowledge areas. International cooperation organizations e.g. World Meteorological Organization and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or intergovernmental institutions e.g. European Centre of Medium Range Weather Forecasting, European Space Agency or EUMETSAT are truly interesting and forefront job opportunities

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 31, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 31, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States