TU Delft
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Year 2017/2018
Organization Applied Sciences
Education Master Applied Physics

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Code Master Applied Physics 2017

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Director of Studies
Name E-mail
Dr. J.M. Thijssen    J.M.Thijssen@tudelft.nl
Program Coordinator
Name E-mail
Ir. A.J.W. Haket    A.J.W.Haket@tudelft.nl
Program Title
Applied Physics
ECTS Program
Introduction 1
Note: use the menu at the left for information on each subset of the programme.
Program Structure 1
The Applied Physics programme is a two-year master programme and comprises 120 EC. The programme has a core-orientation structure. Within this structure, there is a choice of research tracks:

- Bio-Nanoscience (BN)
- Imaging Physics (ImPhys)
- Quantum Nanoscience (QN)
- Radiation Science and Technology (RST)
- Transport Phenomena and Fluid Flow (TPFF)


The Applied Physics core programme comprises 90 EC and has the same structure for all tracks and students:

- 12 EC of compulsory math and ethics modules.
- 12 EC of G-list (General) modules: choose two (out of four) advanced physics modules.
- 12 EC of D-list (Departmental/Track) modules.
- 6 EC from either the G-, D-, R- or M-lists. .
- 48 EC master thesis work, to be carried out in a research section within the faculty of Applied Sciences or in an affiliated group.

G-list modules are advanced physics modules aiming at breadth as well as depth in general physics knowledge.
D-list modules are more specialised than G-list modules. They are in most cases representative for the research areas of one of the physics departments,
although some D-list modules combine research areas of more than one department. The latter are denoted “Interdepartmental”.
R-list modules are highly specialised research topics.
M-list modules are mathematical topics which may be of interest for different research groups.

A minimum of 12 EC of D-list and/or R-list modules from the department/track where the thesis project is carried out must be done (in the core programme or the orientation part of the programme).


Combining the core programme with a 30 EC orientation completes the master programme. The orientation allows for a broadening of knowledge or for additional depth. The student may opt for:

- Research and Development (R&D),
- Management of Technology (MoT),
- Education (Ed1/Ed2),
- Technical Design,
- Study Abroad (SA),
- Casimir Orientation (Cas).


A special programme, which implies restrictions on the Applied Physics core programme, is:

- Casimir pre-PhD. This programme, which is linked to the Bionanoscience and Quantum Nanoscience tracks and the Casimir specialisation, focuses on educating students for a PhD position within the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at TU Delft or the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) or elsewhere.


- Honours Programme: This is an individual programme of at least 20 EC on top of the regular Applied Physics programme. The full Applied Physics programme including the additional honours programme should be finished according to schedule. Approval of the course director is needed.

- Double degree programme: This is a three year programme Applied Physics & Management of Technology of the Faculties of Applied Sciences and Technology, Policy and Management. FORMAL PERMISSION TO START A DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME IS ALWAYS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE !!


See http://students.tudelft.nl/tnw (or Blackboard) for the official regulations of the programme:
- Teaching and Examination Regulations 2017-2018 ("OER")
- Implementation Regulations 2017-2018 ("UR")
- Rules and Guidelines of the Board of Examiners 2017-2018 ("RRvE")
Fail or Pass Regulation
The student meets the requirements for the degree audit once the following have been met:
a. a result has been earned for all required modules: a mark, a pass (v) or an exemption (vr);
b. none of the marks may be lower than 6.0.
With Honours Regulation
The designation ‘with distinction’ for Master’s degree audits.

1. A student can receive the designation ‘with distinction’ for the Master’s degree audit if the Board of Examiners decides to grant this distinction and the following requirements have been met:
a. the weighted average of the results of the courses not including the MSc final project is at least 8.0; passes (v) and exemptions (vr) will not be taken into consideration;
b. the number of credits for the courses for which a pass (v) has been earned or for which an exemption (vr) has been granted may not exceed 30 credits in total;
c. The result for the MSc final project is at least 9.0;
d. None of the marks may be lower than 7.0;
e. The student’s degree programme has not taken longer than two years, calculated from the date of the first examination, taking into account any study delay that falls under the Graduation Support Scheme.

2. In special cases the Board of Examiners may decide to grant the designation ‘with distinction’ to a student who does not meet the requirements referred to in subsection 1 if the student in question has shown exceptional skills in the degree programme.