Why choose this programme option?
This programme option is based on courses in physics and electronics offered as part of the Bachelor's programme Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology (Bachelor's). A Master’s degree in Electronics entails both experimental and theoretical studies in the field of physical electronics and instrumentation/ measuring techniques.
The experimental part of your studies would include developing and participating in experiments – either at the Physics Department or at a larger laboratory abroad. You will be able to participate in detector and instrumentation projects. You will be able to construct electronics, work with fundamental physics questions for new semi-conductor components and materials, develop micro and nano-systems in silicon, or take part in developing technical software using advanced signal processing methods. To a large extent, we can tailor a course of study to suit each individual student’s wishes and interests.
Particularly in the fields of space technology, particle physics, biomedical instrumentation and “subsea”, there is considerable demand for candidates with a background in electronics and instrumentation. As far as physical electronics is concerned, there is similar demand in energy technology, semi-conductor processing, particle physics, medical instrumentation and sensor technology.
By nature, the field is extremely international, and there are many experiments in which master’s students participate, for example at CERN (Geneva) and ESA (the European Space Agency).
The Electronics group at the Physics Department has access to the largest clean-room laboratory in Norway for micro and nanotechnology, with associated advanced analysis equipment, and we have extensive collaboration with research centres such as SINTEF, FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment), and IFE (Institute for Energy Technology). This means that all these centres are potential future places of employment for those with a Master’s degree in Physics.