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Master's Degree Programme Technical Physics

Physics forms the basis of many other sciences as well as of innovative technical and industrial developments. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Technical Physics, students build on the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's degree programme and extend their skills in solving physics problems and mathematical problems so that they can work on research-related and practical questions. Numerous career options are open to students after graduation, both in Austria and abroad. They can choose to continue researching fundamental aspects of physics or work developing new materials, technologies and processes for industry.


  • You increase your knowledge of physics and maths.
  • You acquire specialist knowledge in the following areas:

    • Statistical and Computational Physics
    • Advanced Quantum Mechanics and Atom Physics
    • Advanced Solid State Physics and Radiation Physics

  • You acquire knowledge in Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • You apply physics methods in experiments, in theory and using computers.
  • You analyse complex procedures using modern computer simulation processes.
  • You learn to think logically and systematically and to acquaint yourself with new physical and technical problem areas.
  • You work on interdisciplinary problems, e.g. in mathemathics, chemistry, medicine and environmental systems sciences.
  • You improve your specialist English vocabulary.

Specialisation Areas

You can specialise in three of the following areas:

  • Applied Materials Physics
  • Computational Condensed Matter Physics
  • Laboratory Technology and Instrumentation
  • Microscopy and Nanoanalysis
  • Modelling of Materials
  • Nano and Laser Optics
  • Nanoscience
  • Quantum Many-Body Physics
  • Quantum Optics and Molecular Physics
  • Radiation and Plasma Physics
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Surface Science
  • Theoretical Solid State Physics

Further options for specialised modules are offered as part of a stay abroad.

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  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Admission requirements


Semester plan

Career Options

Technical physicists are regarded as the universal problem solvers in innovative industries. They work as highly-qualified experts in scientific and technological areas of industry, business and science both in Austria and abroad.

Technical physicists primarily work in the following industrial sectors:

  • Universities and other educational and research institutions
  • Data processing
  • Electronics and electrical engineering
  • Precision mechanics and optics
  • Mechanical engineering and vehicle construction
  • Health care and public services
  • The services sector and company services

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.

All other programme applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2019/20:
15 October to 15 December 2018

Registration and admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2018/19:

9 July to 30 November 2018

Summer semester 2019:

7 January to 30 April 2019

Please note:
You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

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EN: The language of instruction is English.

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