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Curricular plan for the MSc Engineering Physics - specialization in Astrophysics and Gravitation

26 Janeiro 2012, 19:28 - Ana Maria Cidade Mourão

Astrophysics and Gravitation - from passion to science

A specialization is astrophysics and gravitation requires the student to attend a total of 120 ECTS, 30 ECTS per Semester. The 4th semester is totally devoted to the MSC thesis (30 ECTS).

The courses are of different types, namely:  

  1. courses common to all MEFT students 
  2. courses that are common to the Physics branch within MEFT
  3. courses optional in the branch
  4. courses related with and leading to the thesis

Tuition of the courses is in english, whenever there is at least one foreign student.

4th year integrated master (1st year of 2nd cycle)
1st Semester: courseECTS   type  2nd Semester: Courses ECTS type
62  Relativity and cosmology
Particle physics   61
  Nuclear Physics 61
Complements of quantum mechanics62  Topics in general relativity and cosmology
Condensed matter physics 62  Quantum optics and lasers 61
Plasma physics and technology61  Condensed matter physics
     Quantum Field theory 6 3
5th year integrated master (2nd year of 2nd cycle)
1st Semester: courses ECTS  type  2nd Semester: courses ECTS type
Astrophysics Laboratory63  Master Thesis 304
Topics in particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology63   
Optional 63   
Project MEFT
Introduction to Research64