Programme Codes

UE 066 460 – Master's Programme Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering
UE 066 461 – Master's Programme Technical Physics

Duration of Programme

4 semesters


120 ECTS


Master of Science



Master's Programme Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering

Graduates in the following bachelor's programmes from TU Wien will be admitted without further conditions:

Master's Programme Technical Physics

Graduates from the bachelor's programme Technical Physics or in Physics from TU Wien, TU Graz or TU Munich will be admitted without further conditions. The curricula of other universities have not been checked with respect to admission but will be checked as the need arises.

Master's Programme Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering

In addition to the formal entry requirements, what is most important is an interest in issues of engineering physics that concern the measurement of physical dimensions and problems of energy supply. Practical talent, enjoyment of experimentation and creativity in finding innovative solutions to engineering physics problems are important for this course.

Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering is aimed at students who are seeking a practice-orientated course with an exemplary interdisciplinary education, founded on the broad principles of physics. This also serves the interests of industry and commerce which are the major employers. The physical principles of our future regional and global energy supply, together with physical measurement technology, represent a field for the future. The compulsory subjects of the master's programme teach the principles of physical measurement technology and the physical-technical aspects of energy supply. Specialisation in one of the two fields takes place through the compulsory subjects, which contain a broad range of specialist courses. The aim is to train specialists in the fields of physical measurement engineering and of exploitation of all relevant energy sources. Both of these represent current problems for our industrialised society.

The course is based on the broad and internationally renowned expertise of members of the Faculty of Physics. The broad range of elective options, the expected involvement in the international research environment during the 2nd year of the course and the high standard of apparatus provided are particular strengths of Physics courses at TU Wien. Together with its good staff-to-student ratio, these provide the best conditions for a relevant course of study.

The master's programme Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering provides specific professional training. The career prospects of graduates can be summarised as follows:

  • Applied research in universities, other research institutions and in industry
  • consulting in technical/scientific fields
  • power engineering; measurement engineering, automation and technical software
  • modelling of technical systems

The course tackles two essential areas of today's industrialised society from future-directed perspectives.

Master's Programme Technical Physics

In addition to the formal entry requirements, what is most important is an interest in gaining a deeper understanding of physical phenomena, theories and technologies. Powers of abstraction, enjoyment of experimentation and well-grounded mathematical skills are required for this course.

The master's programme Technical Physics seeks to provide an in-depth education in physics, covering aspects such as all theoretical concepts, experimental techniques and technical applications and casting light on the current state of physics research. In the first year, the focus is on gaining a deeper understanding of modern physics, including quantum theory, the theory of relativity, statistical physics and the structure of matter that determines our current understanding of the microcosm and also the development of the universe. The second year focuses on an introduction to academic research work in the context of two non-scientific dissertations and the thesis. These are undertaken in the context of close involvement in current research projects within the faculty. In addition to these compulsory courses, 26 ECTS credits must be gained from compulsory options selected from four elective menus [(1) Fundamental Interactions, Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, (2) The Physics of Condensed Matter, (3) Atomic and Sub-Atomic Physics, (4) Applied Physics], one of which must be selected as a specialisation.

Every year, some 100 new students are expected within the subject. This figure allows for an excellent staff-to-student ratio, partly in small groups, which together with the high standard of apparatus makes for an intensive education. The Faculty of Physics has an internationally recognised research profile with emphases on material research, quantum mechanics and fundamental interactions. The opportunity for individual specialisation and a high level of involvement in the international research environment are characteristics of the study of physics at TU Wien.

Graduates acquire a well-grounded education in the technology of physics with the ability to recognise, formulate and solve physics problems. They are thus ideally trained for employment in research and development in industry, universities and major research establishments. However, the broad analytical/methodological training also opens up a very wide range of possible careers with great prospects for the future. Engineering physicists are also frequently employed as scientific/technical 'all-rounders' in networks of specialists and are greatly valued due to their high flexibility.