Applied Physics

Are you interested in the processes in your environment? Are you constantly surprised by scientific and technological achievements? Would you like to contribute to development of high technologies? You should choose the studies of Applied Physics. This study programme is oriented towards theory of mechanical, electromagnetic, optical, quantum phenomena, as well as its application in practice, particularly in the area of high technologies.

Entry requirements
Code 6121CX012
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Cycle First cycle
Field Physics
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y., Part-time studies - 6 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Physical Sciences
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Aveiro
 

Values

Why @KTU?

Practice in modern laboratories

Variety of lab and practice options in KTU laboratories, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Research centre, Lithuanian Energy institute, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Institute in Portugal, and numerous companies.

Why @KTU?

Visiting professors and experts from industry

Visiting professors from Stanford University,  University of Southern Denmark, Tokyo Institute of Technology and experts from industry organise international seminars and workshops to be in touch with global scientific solutions.

Why @KTU?

Opportunity of elective courses abroad

The programme is characterised by a large number of electives or minor studies options. This allows to specialise in the chosen field by taking elective courses at KTU or abroad.

 

Skills

Phenomena – quantum, mechanical, electromagnetic, optical, plasma
Objects – nano- and macro-derivatives, solid body, crystals, nano-structures, films
Models – phenomena on the surfaces of micro- and nano-derivatives, processes in the material, interaction of radiation and material
Application – sensors, nanoelectronics, solar cells, high technologies

Application of fundamental principles in various industrial and scientific fields Recognition of new issues, their theoretical analysis and planning of solution strategy Performance of physical experiments and analysis of their results Application of high technologies


Note: The duration of the part-time studies is 6 years.

A student who chooses BA+ competence, acquires the knowledge and skills in an additional study field, and discovers new career prospects.

 

BA+ competence blocks offered in KTU Bachelor’s study programmes can be an alternative study plan for:

  • the specialisations;
  • individual set of modules;
  • the subjects providing deeper knowledge of the study field.

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the diploma supplement.

Testimonials

Dainius Bernatavičius

UAB "Leggato", Manager

 

I started working at the company "Leggato" as a storekeeper and then climbed my career ladder, only because I acquired a wide range of technical knowledge during the studies of applied physics: starting with acoustics, geometrical optics, strength of materials or computer graphics. The basis of acquired knowledge is enough for successful work, but deeper knowledge of physical phenomena and their application, as well as mathematical calculation or modelling, is necessary for career development. Studies of physics have taught me to find analytical solutions of technical problems. I am glad that studies not only expanded my knowledge horizons, but also created a strong scientific ground. At work, I constantly apply the knowledge, acquired during Bachelor and Master degree studies of applied physics. I could not identify the most significant modules, because all of them were significant and useful.

Vytautas Jokužis

UAB "Elinta", Director

 

I would suggest the studies of Applied Physics for the graduates of secondary school, who like sciences, but are not sure which particular speciality they want to study. Graduates of Applied Physics studies can easily direct their knowledge towards specializations of various areas, even though it might take longer than graduating from the desired speciality.

Career

Student’s competences

– Knows and understands the phenomena, concepts, fundamental principles of physics (classical, relativistic and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical physics and thermodynamics, optics), their experimental and theoretical substantiation, is able to apply them while solving theoretical and practical tasks;
– Knows basic laws and principles and is able to apply them in physical areas (atomic physics, nuclear and elementary particle physics, astrophysics, solid body physics, physics of surface phenomenon, materials science);
– Has acquired mathematical methods applied for modelling and analysis of physical processes and engineering problems, is able to apply them in the areas of studies and professional activities; knows and applies qualitative and quantitative physical analysis methods.
– Knows numerical methods, understands the problems of application of approximation methods, is able to apply information technologies while solving physical tasks; knows physical terminology and measurement units;
– Able to recognise new problems, to perform their theoretical analysis and plan solution strategy;
– Knows fundamentals of high technologies and knows their development trends;
– Knows and understands achievements and problems of modern physics.
– Able to perform search of scientific literature, analyse scientific and information literature.

Student’s skills

– Able to monitor physical processes, to formulate the objective and tasks of research work, systematically perform measurements and record their results, to work using physical equipment;
– Able to select methodologies for applied and fundamental research works, to assess their accuracy and suitability;
– Able to use information technologies and resources, mathematically process measurement results, analyse and summarise them;
– Able to apply theoretical knowledge of various areas of physics while performing research, analysing and assessing results, is able to relate experimental results with theoretical models;
– Able to provide reasoned summary and explanation of the research results, able to formulate their conclusions and provide recommendations;

 

 

You may become

 – Specialist-engineer at the division of high tech companies;
 – Specialist at the division of new technology development;
 – Employee-engineer at the laboratory of physical tasks required for solving of technological problems in the process of introduction of new technologies.
 – Possibility to continue education in Master’s studies and later – Doctoral studies, to acquire degree of science and perform research work;
 – Join research activities during Master’s studies and become an employee of research projects;
 – Performance of tests, provision of technical assistance to chemists and physicists who perform scientific research works.
 – Specialists with education in physics know the basics of all technological sciences, they can adapt very rapidly while performing any kind of practical or theoretical tasks, therefore, they can work at any technological company;
 – Creative specialists who know the basic principles of physics can work in interdisciplinary projects in the companies developing new technologies;
 – Specialist of automation and optimisation of industrial lines, able to apply knowledge of physics to original solutions.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3200 €
Price per credit 53,33 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2595 €
Part-time studies 1730 €
Price per credit 43,25 €

 

Financial support