The M.Sc. program. ‘Physics and Technological Applications’ is, from 2005 until today, the continuation and evolution of the first pre-doctoral graduate program in Physics, founded and organized in Greece by N.C.S.R. ‘Democritos’ in late 1960s, with the synergy, among others, of the National Technical University of Athens. Graduates of this historical curriculum have successfully staffed all the Departments of Physics and Research Centers of the country, while many have very successful careers abroad.
The main objective of our M.Sc. program is the strengthening, at postgraduate level, of Basic Research in Physics and at the same time, the cultivation of its Technological Applications that are treated by the collaborating Departments of the Schools of Applied Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Mechanical Engineering of NTUA, and from N.C.S.R. ‘Demokritos’.
The main goal of our program is the training of high-level scientists and engineers, with emphasis and specialization in the subjects of Physics and its Technological Applications and the award of a postgraduate specialization diploma (M.Sc.), the holders of which are properly trained so that – if they wish – they can carry out their doctoral dissertation in Greece and abroad. The ultimate goal of the program is for its graduates to work in research and development, in the staffing of research centers, academic units, as academic staff of Public and Private Enterprises and Organizations and as academic staff in Higher Education.
Internationally, although this postgraduate program is characterized as a Master of Science in Physics, it is essentially a higher, pre-doctoral curriculum, similar to the corresponding postgraduate programs of well-known European and American universities.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
The following Schools participate in the M.Sc. Program from the National Technical University of Athens: (1) Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences (coordinating School via the Department of Physics), (2) Mechanical Engineering (via the Department of Nuclear Engineering).
The following Institutes from the National Center for Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’ participate in the M.Sc. Program: (1) Advanced Materials, Physicochemical Processes, Nanotechnology and Microsystems and (2) Nuclear and Particle Physics.