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Study Engineering Physics in Germany

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Engineering physics performs a bridging function between physics research, technical development, and application. Engineers in this field of study are concerned with applying the findings and insights gained from physics to novel processes and products. With a degree in engineering physics, you will have career prospects in the development departments of industrial companies in various sectors.


27 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English

3-8 Semesters

What content can I expect

Students in the engineering physics field receive interdisciplinary training. Initially, physics is taught in its entire breadth. This includes learning about mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and optics, as well as atomic, nuclear, and solid-state physics. You will also spend a lot of time with the minor subjects of mathematics, chemistry, and computer science.

With the comprehensive technical foundation acquired in this first study phase, students can then choose to specialise in various areas, depending on the specific degree programme and institution of higher education. Technical optics, laser technology, materials science, and simulation and micro computer technology are just a few of the areas you may choose to specialise in.

Graduates of engineering physics are generalists who can work in a broad spectrum of sectors, ranging from the automotive and electrical industries to the optical or even biotechnological industry. You may find a role in which you are responsible for the design, calculation, construction, and commissioning of physical-technological instruments or the analysis and simulation of technological systems using mathematical models. You could also work on the development of new measurement, test, and manufacturing processes.

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