Measurement technology and nanophysics

  • Years2 Years
  • ECTS credits120

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Objectives and content

Measurement technology is an important part of our everyday life, and the limits of what can be measured are increasingly stretched by utilizing various chemical and physical characteristics of materials, from nano to macroscopic scale, for the development of renewable energy sources, sensors and instruments. New and improved measurement technology for micro and nanoscale characterisation also plays a very important role for development of renewable energy technology.

A specialization in measurement technology requires a good knowledge of the physics behind the different measuring principles, as well as insight into the process to be measured. New methods and materials make it possible to develop sensors where one can draw more information out from each individual measurement. The master program focuses on optical and electromagnetic measurement principles. Energy technology and measurement systems for renewable energy are being developed, such as solar cells, rain cells and other types of renewable energy sources. In addition, sensors and imaging systems for characterization of particles and structures, from microscopic to nanoscopic level are being developed.

The research work methods, which is an important part of the education, ranges from theory and modeling to experiment and development of prototypes. The research work is often carried out in close cooperation with industry and research establishments like Christian Michelsen Research AS.

The master program in measurement technology gives a broad foundation and good understanding of current issues in measurement technology. In the master's thesis work the analyzed measurements and results are considered in light of the hypothesis being tested.

What you Learn

Learning Outcomes

OA candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • can explain selected experimental methods and techniques within measurement technology
  • can show that he/she has advanced knowledge within measurement technology on a high level, and specialized insight into a limited area linked to the master project.


The candidate

  • can conduct an independent research project under supervision, but with a high degree of independence and personal initiative in line with research ethical norms.
  • can analyze issues in measurement technology and discuss ways to explore these using theory and experimental methods

General competence

The candidate

  • are able to analyze scientific problems and participate in discussions on different ways of solving research problems
  • are able to provide good written and oral presentation of scientific topics and research results

Study Period Abroad

Study period abroad

You can plan study periods abroad in consultation with your supervisor as a part of the master agreement

How to Apply



Admission Requirements

In order to apply for the Master Programme in Physics, Measurement technology and nanophysics, you need a bachelor degree in Physics or related fields.

Bachelor degrees from UiB that qualify:

  • Bachelor degree in Physics

Bachelor degrees that qualify

  • Bachelor degree in Physics
  • Other bachelor degrees can qualify if you can document courses in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Function of Several Variables, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Basic Measurement Science and Experimental Physics, Modern Physics, Project in Physics

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