You know all about the colors in the sky, the same way you understand the complexities involved in making a smartphone. Your work methodology as a physicist combined with learning how to think scientifically makes you a future co-creator of the modern world.
The Bachelor's degree program in Technical Physics focuses on base-knowledge education in natural phenomena, exploring just how advances in technology are based in natural sciences. You will learn about methods in physics, including their technical applications, from the ground up. This allows you to actively take part in current research projects conducted at industries and in science.
Bachelor's Degree in
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
German (Level B2)
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Why This Degree Is Particularly Attractive
- The world is in your lab! During your undergraduate studies at the JKU Linz, you start the program off in the lab by focusing on current research topics in the field of technical physics. You will have an opportunity to be a part of an international, interdisciplinary team and take part in finding solutions to global-scale scientific problems.
- We encourage you to study and conduct research independently. We have a strong mentoring program designed to provide individual student support. The solid educational foundation you acquire will also enable you to specialize in a sound (international) field later on.
- Here you have space to think outside of the box! We make working, studying, and conducting research in an interdisciplinary way easier for you. Physics, biophysics, chemistry etc. are all "under one roof" at our campus university. You benefit from short distances and contact to others in different scientific areas.
Areas of Specialization
- As part of the Bachelor's degree program in Technical Physics, you first expand your basic knowledge in physics by studying mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, photonics, atomic and subatomic physics, solid state physics.
- You acquire solid education in theoretical physics: mathematical methods in physics as well as theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.
- In the field of mathematics, you learn analysis and linear algebra for physicists.
- In addition, you will learn chemistry for physicists and are introduced to programming, biophysics, electronics and measurement technology, nanosciences and nanomaterials.
What You Will Learn in the Program
First and foremost, you will develop scientific and technical expertise in the Bachelor's degree program Technical Physics.
- Your expertise - acquired through methods developed in physics - teach you how to independently solve problems.
- You will be educated to work in different fields in physics, especially as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
- You acquire the basics in conducting scientific work and research to later apply at various institutions (research institutes, universities, non-academic research facilities) or in industry.
You possess a solid educational foundation, enabling you to pursue a graduate degree in technical physics or a related field at a university in Austria or abroad.
JKU Student Simon talks about the Physics Program
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Graduates of the Bachelor's degree program in Technical Physics can pursue a variety of occupations in various fields:
- Conduct research at universities and non-academic institutions
- Work in research and development at small/mid-sized industrial companies
- Conduct basic research at laboratories for large-scale industry
- Pursue a management position at various business companies
- Work at a software development company
- Work at a consulting agency, bank, insurance company
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:
Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase (StEOP)
After enrolling in a Bachelor's degree program, you will be required to complete the StEOP requirements at the start of your studies. The StEOP requirements consists of certain courses that are outlined in the curriculum. If you take other academic courses before completing the required StEOP courses, you will only get limited academic credit.
Admission to Studies
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.
- Hold general higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma)
- If your first language is not German, you will be required to submit proof of B2 level of language proficiency in German.
Advanced Degrees at the JKU
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to better prepare myself for the Bachelor's
degree program in Technical Physics?
- Preparation Courses: These courses are for newly enrolled students and reviews material from higher-level schools in a condensed format, helping to prepare you for introductory, university-level courses. Attendance is optional.
- Mentoring Program: Professors and other JKU faculty members meet in small groups with newly enrolled students provide tips and advice about studying in the program.
- The JKU Young Scientists program in Physics: A comprehensive program for gifted school students in Upper Austria, aimed at AHS and BHS students. Students have a unique opportunity to attend physics workshops during the school year
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