Physics is all around us. Many natural phenomena, such as the color of the sky or rainbows, represent physics in its purest form. Similarly, items we rely on daily – from the microwave to our smartphones – would be inconceivable without a comprehension of physics. Studying physics at the JKU provides students with a deeper understanding of base-knowledge physics, physical methods and technical applications, allowing students to explore broader principles. Students hone logical skills and problem-solving abilities, taking active roles in research together with expert physicists who work closely with industry. Conduct cutting-edge research in a state-of-the-art learning environment!
- Outstanding faculty-student ratio
- Strong, base-knowledge education
- Active partnerships with companies
- Active involvement in current research as part of the Bachelor’s degree program
- Specialized studies in technical fields
Bachelor's Degree in
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects
The Bachelor’s degree program provides a solid education of physics as well as skills to conduct scientific research and communicate findings. Students can also hone skills to:
- Independently solve problems by applying physical methodology
- Pursue a graduate degree in technical physics or related subfields at universities in Austria or abroad
- Pursue a variety of professions, particularly those that require being an active part of an interdisciplinary team
Students cover a broad range of topics during their studies and graduates are in high demand. Graduates can:
- Conduct academic research at universities and in non-university sectors
- Work in R&D at small/medium-sized industrial companies
- Conduct base-knowledge research at large-scale industrial laboratories
- Pursue managerial positions at companies
- Collaborate with software development companies
- Collaborate with banks, consulting agencies, and insurance companies
ADVANCED DEGREES AT THE JKU
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
JKU student Simon talks about studying physics
Let physics major Simon give you an insight into everyday life at the university. See the Linz Institute of Technology for more videos and insight about the Bachelor's degree program in Technical Physics.
Ready, Steady, Go.
Newly enrolled students can take revision courses before beginning studies:
- Preparation courses: These courses have been designed for new students and provide a condensed review of material taught at higher levels schools in order to prepare students for initial university-level lectures. Attendance is optional.
- Mentoring program: : JKU faculty members meet with newly enrolled students in small groups and provide tips and advice pertaining to studies.
- JKU Young Physics Scientists: A unique, comprehensive educational program designed to provide gifted high-school students from upper level AHS and BHS schools with an opportunity to take part in workshops during the school year and learn more about the field of Physics.
Recommended Study Plan
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas:
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- General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian “Matura” diploma)
Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.