Physics and Management – Field of study catalogue MU
Physics and Management
“Physics and management belong together.”
One can expect that the modern plant will be more similar to physical laboratory than to classical factory. The bachelor's degree program will prepare students for managerial work in the physical industry of this type. Graduates of the program receive a wide view of all important directions in Physics. Emphasis will be placed on the semiconductor industry, advanced plasma technology, vacuum technology, the acquisition of new kinds of materials, etc. At the same time our graduates will use the knowledge gained by studying management and law, for qualified decision-making or management of a large team of people.
The proposed study program offers a qualitatively higher level of education in physics compared with secondary education, which gives, together with the basis of business management, economics and law, the way for a very effective communication between research, development, and management structure both their own businesses and institutions of governments as well as EU institutions.
Profession bachelor study programme bent to applied physics disciplines with possibility to specialization in area of plasma physics and medical physics, with presumption to starting in real praxes.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- have a good overview of disciplines experimental solid state physics, plasma physics, optics and applied nuclear physics
- have qualified navigation in the semiconductor industry, advanced plasma technology, vacuum technology, new types of materials
- have good knowledge from management, expanded on the basics of economics, finances and law
- qualified decision-making or management of a large team of people
- lead a group of co-workers or be responsible for a certain scientific project
- have a comprehension of enterprise processes including legal and financial issues
Graduates should apply in technological and managerial departments and enterprises as well as their representatives, in research institutes and government organizations that provide activities requiring knowledge of the exact sciences. They should also be able to take individually using physical methods in the field of modern technologies, as well as draftsmen and engineers of physical devices and they can also work in the field of the creation and implementation of patents and inventions. At the same the analytical way of thinking, knowledge of the industry and new technologies together with the necessary knowledge of law, economics and management forms a very good basis for success in any field.
Due to physical and mathematical bases completed the students can also participate in basic and applied research, in specialized laboratories and laboratories of enterprises, in metrology institutions and others. Graduates can apply in both basic and applied research of national and sectoral nature, in laboratory operations and companies, specialized laboratories, metrology institutions, using science, etc.
The standard duration of studies is six semesters. For admittance to the final state examination students must obtain a total of at least 180 ECTS credits for required, selective and elective courses. Required and selective courses (including courses focused on writing a Master’s thesis) constitute the basis of the discipline and make up approx. 140 credits (the exact number of credits depends on the choice of particular selective courses). The remaining credits can be obtained from optional courses offered in the curriculum of the given study programme or from other courses offered by any other study programme.
For all students there is an obligation to pass an exam from professional English and to get two credits for sport activities.
During the course of their studies students should follow the "Study catalogue" for their field of study. The "Study catalogues" is accessible through the faculty website.
The final state examination consists of the following individually classified parts: defence of the Bachelor’s thesis, written exam and oral exam.
By preparation of the Bachelor's thesis, the student proves that he/she is able to able to solve physical or management problem at a middle level of difficulty. The Bachelor's thesis has usually experimental character. In this case the preparation of the thesis includes design of the experiment, managing of the experimental technique, data treatment and interpretation of results.
The written exam should show that the candidate is able to solve tasks at the level of exercises to the disciplines of general physics.
The questions of the oral part of the exam are divided to two areas. In the first area the candidate should prove that he/she is able to
- understand the general ideas of physical description of the reality and concrete formulation of these ideas in individual disciplines of general physics
- understand to the fundamental concepts of these disciplines and their mutual connections
- analyze particular physical problems, characterize them mathematically and propose related experiments including their evaluation and interpretation of results.
In the second area the candidate should prove understanding of fundamentals of the selected field of study. One group of problems is taken from selected chapter of physics such as Vacuum physics, Technologies for deposition of thin films and modern materials, Electronics including automatization and control of physical and technological processes, modern measurements methods and principles measuring devices while the second group of problems is devoted to corporate management, low, corporate and business economics, finances of enterprise.
Goals of the studies Physics and Management are fully in line with the general objectives of the parent study program Applied Physics. After the completion of the Bachelor’s studies, it is possible to continue further studies in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements). Students with good grades will be waived entrance examination upon written request.