Bachelor’s degree programme 6.040204, Applied Physics

Qualification awarded: 
Bachelor of Applied Physics
Level of qualification : 
Bachelor
Specific admission requirements: 
None, enrollment is held on general conditions of entry
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
None
Profile of the programme: 
The generalized object of activity of the Bachelor in Applied Physics is investigation of physical phenomena and processes; development of micro- and nanoelectronics; development of physical principles of devices engineering and ecological monitoring.
The students acquire the necessary knowledge forconducting the research activity which includes the understanding and aware of the known physical properties of the to be investigated and physico-chemical phenomena in technological processes:
  • development and application of experimental set-ups, understanding of the functioning of main electrical and electronic devices, automation systems; conducting metrological checking and testing;
  • determining the main parameters and characteristics of the investigated phenomena and processes; finding and specifying the functional relations between parameters and physical characteristics of the object of the research;
  • programs writing and debugging with the use of widespread programing languages: application of applied mathematical packets for modeling and analysis of the objects of the investigation;
  • development of technological processes, their sequence and parameters of the modes; specification of the necessary technological equipment for implementation of the process;
  • improvement of existing technological processes, introduction of new energy- and resource saving technologies.
The total amount of the curriculum is 240 ECTS credits, including module of humanities and social subjects — 28 credits, module of natural, general economic, and fundamental subjects — 98 credits, module of professional and practical training — 114 credits.
Key learning outcomes: 

1. Subject area knowledge

  • physical nature of phenomena of the surrounding world, physical properties of substances in different aggregate states, the influence of environment on processes and state of complex systems;
  • theoretical description of the properties and processes which take place in the substance; creation of adequate models and prognostication of the behaviour of different physical objects;
  • theoretical and practical aspects of main technological ways of obtaining and processing the substances for ensuring the needed properties of materials and articles;
  • main languages of programming, numerical methods for solving problems of research and technological search;
  • methods and means of software creating for computer designing and for calculation of physical properties and technological processes for obtaining, processing, and modification of materials;
  • economic theory and factors for substantiation of economic expedience of the use of this or other material with taking into account energy- and resource saving approaches;
  • ecological factors for estimation of harmful consequences of the application of the chosen technologies and materials.

2.Cognitive skills

  • abilities to use specialized professional knowledge and practical habits from fundamental subjects for research and technological search;
  • ability to apply knowledge and acquired habits for solving qualitative and quantitative problems during carrying out scientific research under the conditions of real manufacturing;
  • ability to chose standard devices, equipment, and materials for analysis of the objects to be investigated;
  • on the basis of physical laws and known facts, to give qualitative physical interpretation of the results of measurements;
  • to determine the place of the investigated phenomena and physical objects in the system of knowledge of the given sphere of applied physics; to estimate their scientific novelty;
  • to understand and to know the known technological approaches in the branch of applied physics; to prognosticate possible consequences of their application;
  • ability to estimate, to interpret input data for synthesis of new materials and articles , technological processes;
  • skills in estimating technological-economic and ecological consequences of the application of that or other substances and materials, technological means which ensure the necessary indexes of quality;
  • skills in drawing up production/service forms and records according to the requirements of standards in force;
  • habits of verbal and written presentation of practical results.

3.Practical skills

  • habits of organizing the work of the subdivisions of an enterprise;
  • skills in information supply and drawing up business documents;
  • skills of work with modern computers and of using specialized software for designing, modeling, and calculation of main physical properties of investigated objects and technological modes;
  • skills of estimating the mechanical, technological, and physical properties, the structure and phase composition of the investigated or obtained substances and materials with the use of modern echnological of means and techniques ( electron microscopy, impedance spectroscopy, X-ray structural analysis, spectrometry, etc.);
  • skills in determining the main requirements concerning construction embodiment, compatibility of active and non-active components of the device, conditions of chemical and electrochemical stability of elements of the base of the device’s case, principles of compacting and encapsulation, schematic diagrams of constructional decisions which ensure the highest efficiency of the active subsystem of the device;
  • skills in using standards and normative documents in force in practical activity;
  • habits of operating and maintaining corresponding experimental-research, technological devices and equipment.

4. General skills and comprehension

  • skills of using;
  • skills in taking into account the main economic laws, ecological principles and in applying relevant elements of social-cultural competence;
  • skills in acquiring new knowledge, progressive technologies, and innovations;
  • skills in taking into account processes of social-political history of Ukraine, legislative principles and ethic norms in industrial and social activity;
  • skills of creating productive and social-economic relations between the members of the working team on the basis of law and democratic principles;
  • habits of calculation;
  • habits of oral and written communication in the state language and, at least, one of European widespread languages;
  • habits of interaction with other people, ability to work in teams;
  • skills of organizing own activity and effective time management;
  • skills in organizing healthy mode of life, physical self-improvement.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 
The professional activity of the Bachelor in Applied Physics is determined by the use of acquired knowledge and skills in the branch of modern micro- and nanotechnologies, synthesis and modification of new materials, development of energy- and resource saving, ecologic technological processes; conducting activities in marketing, conducting functions of managers and organizers of manufacturing.
The sphere of activity of Bachelors in Applied Physics is research institutes, enterprises of mechanical engineering, device constructing, automotive, aero-space, and light industries, metallurgy, energetics, building, as well as educational establishments of different levels of accreditation. They are able to conduct their professional activity in positions of technician laboratory assistant (physical and chemical investigations), engineer in computer software, as well as junior engineer-technician personnel in research institutes of the Academy of Sciences and in institutions of corresponding branch of science or technology, as well as in laboratories of enterprises, investigation design offices, amalgamations of research and production, enterprises.

Professional profile — specialist in Applied Physics:

  • carries out fundamental investigations: experimental or theoretical investigations aimed at obtaining new knowledge;
  • carries out applied investigations: works aimed at obtaining new knowledge in order to practically use them for development of technological novelties;
  • conducts experimental developments: the systematic activity which uses the obtained knowledge and practical experience for creation of new materials, products, apparatus, etc.;
  • carries out data processing with the use of the software from a client or own software.
Access to further studies: 
The Bachelor in Applied Physics can continue his/her training in a university in the second level of higher education Master/Specialist in Applied Physics.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional on knowledge evaluation and recognition of student’s rating in the credite-module system of training.
Graduation requirements: 
Completed training curriculum amounting to 237 credits, successfully defensed Bachelor’s qualification work.
Mode of study: 
Full-time training
Programme director: 
Associate Prof. Ihor M. Bordun, candidate of physico-mathematical sciences