Applied physicists have a different view on the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. For example, think of:
- increasing the efficiency of solar cells
- new ways to generate energy
- even faster data traffic
You will be working on ambitious projects at the forefront of physics and societal applications, often in larger research teams, with other disciplines, or in strong collaboration with institutes or industry.
The Master’s program in Applied Physics trains you to become Master of Science in Applied Physics (MSc). You develop great expertise in the field of physical phenomena, novel experimental and computational tools, and leading technologies. The extensive and unique practical experience that you gain during your training is particularly useful for finding a job.
Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion
The worldwide collaboration on the development of nuclear fusion as a safe, clean and inexhaustible energy source is now culminating in the construction of ITER. Located in southern France, ITER will demonstrate 10-fold power multiplication at the 500 MW level.
The ITER project is giving the science and engineering of nuclear fusion a major boost. Therefore, it will need a new generation of highly trained engineers and scientists for its operation. TU/e has selected fusion science and technology as one of its high-profile areas, by starting a dedicated research group and establishing a full-blown master’s program on fusion.
The Master of Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion is the obvious path for those who want to specialize in fusion. The curriculum is truly interdisciplinary – combining elements from applied physics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering – and places emphasis on the goal-oriented nature of fusion research. The international character, work in interdisciplinary groups and societal aspects of fusion research are also emphasized in the program.
If you are bright, ambitious, interested in high-tech, not afraid of a serious challenge, and have a concern for the sustainability of the planet, this program might be just the course for you.