Bachelor's Programme Technical Physics
TU Wien attempts to support prospective students in their decision making phase for their studies, while ensuring the high and internationally recognized quality of their studies and teaching.
As of the winter semester 2019/20, there will be either admission or selection procedures (for bachelor's programmes with limited places) for all bachelor's programmes at TU Wien or a study preparation and reflection phase (PRe phase) for bachelor's programmes without place restrictions.
Details on the PRe phase can be found here, opens an external URL in a new window.
The Physics bachelor's programme is based on comprehensive foundational study in the field of physics and its applications. Emphasis is placed on modern physics, such as quantum theory, the theory of relativity, statistical physics and the structure of matter, all of which determine our current understanding of the microcosm and the development of the universe.
Mastering these concepts requires intensive mathematical study in the first three semesters of the bachelor's programme. Modern physics is the basis for a number of technological developments in electronics, nanotechnology, medicine, power engineering, etc. which is why the bachelor's programme includes well-grounded laboratory and electronics study, engineering mechanics and technological subjects in order for students to be able to implement technical concepts.
The course includes the following core modules:
- Foundations of Physics with Practical Laboratory Work
- Foundations of Electronics and IT
- Engineering Mechanics
- Theoretical Physics (Electrodynamics, Quantum Theory, Statistical Physics)
- Structure of Matter (Chemistry, Solid State Physics, and Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics)
The most important requirement for studying Technical Physics, in addition to meeting the formal entry requirements, is an interest in today’s physical world, fundamental relationships and technical applications. You must able to deal with abstract topics, have a positive attitude towards maths, and a talent for applying knowledge to practice.
Before enrolment, the study preparation and reflection phase must be completed. This consists of an online motivation survey and an online self-assessment test.
Information about the conditions:
» The bachelor's program Technical Physics has about 300 new students per year
» About 130 graduations per year
» Well-equipped laboratories in sufficient numbers for teaching
» Access to supercomputers and modern research laboratories allow top-level research in materials research, quantum mechanics and fundamental interactions
The bachelor’s programme also provides a sound educational background for careers that build on the basic principles of sustainability. The scope of the foundational knowledge opens up a wide range of activities to graduates, with excellent opportunities for development and future-directed perspectives, above all in the field of natural sciences and technology.
The bachelor's programme in Technical Physics is intended not as a specific vocational course but rather as a broadly based education in the principles of the subject, providing access to subsequent study in one of the following master's courses:
- E 066 461 Technical Physics
- E 066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering
- E 066 434 Materials Sciences (cross-faculty)
- E 066 453 Biomedical Engineering (cross-faculty)
In addition, with a few supplementary exams, the bachelor's programme in Technical Physics allows access to a number of other master's courses, particularly in Engineering Sciences.
Dean of Academic Affairs
Privatdoz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
More Information and Contact
Dean's office of Faculty of Physics
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10
Student Union Technical Physics
Wiedner Haupstraße 8 –10
Red area, 1st floor
Self Assessment Test
To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test, opens an external URL in a new window. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.