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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0533A110006Applied Physics2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
HLA57prof. Ing. Libor Hlaváč, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the study is to educate graduates with practical skills and basic theoretical background in applied physics. Graduate of the Applied Physics program is able to understand and solve problems from various other fields (electrical engineering, mechanics, medicine, ...). The basis of the program is general physical and mathematical education extended by important knowledge from the field of production, processing and utilization of materials including their testing, diagnostics and use in the development of equipment or production systems. The graduate knows how to determine the physical and mechanical properties of materials and the relationship between them and the structure of the material and its modifications - changes in the structure caused by the physical processes through which the material passes during the technological processing. When analysing the material states and technological processes, they can apply programs for statistical processing of measured data, analysing them, creating analytical, regression or numerical models of dependencies between variable factors and measured or simulated quantities, preparing numerical tasks analysing already proposed or proposed solutions and designing prediction models. All together these tools allow graduates of the study program to have a physical insight into technological process issues. Graduates apply not only in science and research, but due to the universality of the physical basis of technical fields and learned skills, they can be quickly adapted also in companies, both in development and testing departments, as well as in management functions. Graduates can continue their Ph.D. studies in the Applied Physics program or other doctoral programs in the technical direction of study. The Applied Physics Master's program is two-year. The new Applied Physics study program was based on an earlier field of Applied Physics.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Overall, the profile of the graduate of the Master's degree program Applied Physics is characterized as follows. It demonstrates deep knowledge of the theories and methods corresponding to the state of physics, applied to the analysis of materials, surfaces, progressive technologies and modelling of physical phenomena. He understands the possibilities, conditions and limitations that accompany the application of physical knowledge and knowledge of related fields in technical practice.
He/She is able to solve complex problems in an independent and creative way using physical methods. He/She can predict, design and analyse optimal technical solutions for all phases of a given task, depending on available resources. He/She is ready to be put into practice everywhere where specialists or team leaders are needed, dealing with physical applications in the field of materials and technology, development of new sensors, sensors or devices based on optical or magnetic elements, nuclear physics, development and production of diagnostic and defectoscopic devices (ultrasound, X-ray, optical, magnetic ... ), etc.
General competencies:
He/She is able to define the assignments for the professional activities of the working teams independently, coordinate their work and bear the ultimate responsibility for their results. He/She is able to convey, in a clear and convincing way, his/her views, both to experts and the general public, and to present professional knowledge and skills in at least one foreign language. He/She can also participate in teams that address topical scientific research problems at the highest level, and also continue with some of the doctoral study programs, especially Applied Physics.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The graduates of the Master Program of Applied Physics find their applications mainly in research laboratories of companies, research institutes, university institutes and institutes of the Academy of Sciences. Appropriate applications include science research teams of companies involved in the development of new materials, instruments, machines and technologies. Graduates are supposed to be in charge of management and leadership functions, both in the companies involved in the production of materials, their refining, machining and application in downstream production or their secondary processing (recycling), as well as in companies focusing on the production of electronic, optical and magnetic sensors, sensors and other components for industrial or commercial use. Graduates are employed from the automotive and aviation industry, through electrotechnical or pharmaceutical, to nuclear power engineering. Companies employing graduates of the Applied Physics study program: Varroc, Continental, Siemens, ON Semiconductor Czech Republic, TEVA, Nuclear Power Plant Dukovany ... Most of the graduates of the current NMgr degree program in Applied Physics have continued their studies in the doctoral degree program in Applied Physics.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.
1. Semester1. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
2. Semester1. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits
3. Semester2. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
4. Semester2. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits