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Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
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Application with German certificates

Application with foreign certificates


This master program is consecutive and regularly based on the Bachelor degree in Technical Physics or related scientific or engineering degrees. Transfer from existing diploma degrees is possible.

Candidates are expected to possess an excellent knowledge of Physics and expertise in Mathematics and Chemistry. Familiarity with the framework of scientific and working methods of physicists is required, with those of engineers is strongly suggested. Based upon this expertise, the Master degree in Technical Physics provides a close connection between teaching and research in the groups of the Institute of Physics and in related engineering departments.

Content of study

Applied and Experimental Physics (e.g. Applied nuclear physics, energy physics, laser physics, solid state physics, nanostructure physics)

11 %

Theoretical Physics, Numerics, Simulation (e.g. Solid-state theory, soft matter and phase transitions, Monte Carlo simulation, software packages of computer-assisted physics)

7 %

Study complexes (see study complexes and detailled overview)

18 %

Advanced laboratory courses

5 %

Supplementary courses and soft skills (e.g. Selection from the engineering science master's course (compulsory), introduction to the law, public law, literature and patent research, physics in industry)

9 %

Introductory project to master thesis

25 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Technical Physics (Master)

Study Complexes

  • Semiconductor / Micro- and Nanoelectronics
  • Polymers
  • Surface and interface physics
  • Physics of complex systems
  • Photonics and Optoelectronics

During my studies I came to Ilmenau and friends told me that student life here is really great. When I came here it was only confirmed, you get to know new people very quickly, you can join in everywhere and there is always something going on. It's really fun to study here!

Cornelia Timm


Fields of work

  • Scientific research and development
  • Environmental protection and energy
  • Science and technology management
  • Environmental systems engineering, pharmaceutical industry

Kai studies Technical Physics at the TU Ilmenau


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