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Technische Natuurkunde

Opbouw programma

Calculus 1 & 2
Electives semester 1: introduction Astronomy; introduction Energy and Environment 1; Medical Physics; Physics of Modern Technology; Physics of Quantum Universe
Electricity and Magnetism
Linear Algebra 1
Mathematical Physics
Mechanics and Relativity
Physics Laboratory 1 & 2
Computational Methods in Science and Technology
Electronics and Signal Processing
Materials Science
Numerical Mathematics
Physics, Astronomy, Technology and Society
Physics Laboratory 3
Quantum Physics
Quantum Physics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Waves and Optics
Bachelor Project (15 EC)
Control Engineering
Device Physics
Nanophysics and Nanotechnology
Physics Laboratory 4
Physics of Fluids
Principles of Measurement Systems
Product Design by the Finite Element Method
Solid Mechanics
Solid State Physics

The Groningen science and engineering programmes stand out for their academic excellence. The work pace in the first year is generally high and the courses contents demanding. The first year curriculum concentrates on laying a sound basis for our engineering and natural science disciplines. This allows our students to choose their specialization tracks already in their second Bachelor's year.

Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Maximaal 30 EC

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Internship: This programme offers you the opportunity to carry out a research project of a variable number of months at a company in the Netherlands or abroad, as part of your thesis. Our choice of industry partners ranges from large multinationals (such as Shell, Philips, Unilever) to dynamic small and medium enterprises in the Groningen area.

Het is eventueel mogelijk naar het buitenland te gaan. Je kunt bijvoorbeeld terecht bij onze partnerinstituten, waaronder een aantal top 100-instituten in Europa (oa in Duitsland, Groot-Brittannië en Zweden) en in de VS, China, Zuidoost-Azië en Zuid-Amerika. Een periode in het buitenland duurt gemiddeld een half jaar (semester).

Stage: deze opleiding biedt je de mogelijkheid om voor enkele maanden een onderzoeksproject bij een Nederlands of buitenlands bedrijf uit te voeren, als onderdeel van je scriptie. Je kunt denken aan grote multinationals (zoals Shell, Philips en Unilever), maar ook aan dynamische kleine en middelgrote bedrijven in Noord-Nederland.

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be issued a study advice at the end of the first year of study. You can expect a positive study advice if you have earned at least 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS; most course units are 5 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative study advice, you will not be allowed to continue your degree programme.

You will receive a preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you are. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

Aan het einde van je eerste studiejaar krijg je een bindend studieadvies. Je krijgt een positief studieadvies als je minimaal 45 ECTS hebt gehaald (op een totaal van 60 ECTS; de meeste vakken zijn 5 ECTS). Bij een negatief studieadvies (minder dan 45 ECTS) mag je helaas niet doorgaan met de opleiding.

Om ervoor te zorgen dat je precies weet waar je staat, krijg je al in december een voorlopig studieadvies. Heb je vragen over het bindend studieadvies of over je studievoortgang, neem dan zo snel mogelijk contact op met je studieadviseur.

Waarom in Groningen?

In Groningen you can study physics alongside applied physics, and you don't have to choose between them right away. Groningen is the only university in the Netherlands to offer a broad Bachelor's programme that allows you to explore various natural sciences.

In Groningen you will be taught by researchers who have gained a worldwide reputation. The linked Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials is ranked in the top 15 of its kind worldwide.

Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike.

In Groningen kun je Natuurkunde en Technische natuurkunde naast elkaar doen. De RUG is de enige Nederlandse universiteit die zo'n brede en internationale bacheloropleiding aanbiedt.

In Groningen studeer je bij wetenschappers die wereldwijd een uitstekende reputatie hebben opgebouwd. Het aan de opleiding verbonden Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials behoort tot de beste 15 ter wereld.

Onze faculteit kent twee Nobelprijswinnaars: de Nobelprijs voor Scheikunde voor Ben Feringa in 2016 en de Nobelprijs voor Natuurkunde voor Frits Zernike.

  • Testimonial van

    The programme is very challenging: I still have a long way to go, but I already know I made the right choice.

    Before I applied to the University of Groningen, I knew nothing about Groningen. All I knew was that I wanted to study abroad to improve my English and it was the only top-rated university besides Great Britain that offered the undergraduate programme I wanted in English. I have always been very interested in physics: it's a fascinating field. Of course, you learn about natural phenomena, but combining it with modern technologies really makes it worthwhile.

    That's why I decided to take up Applied Physics. The programme is very challenging: I still have a long way to go, but I already know I made the right choice.

    The lecturers here are very open, and always take the time to answer questions. They all speak English and although the material is tough, I feel like I'm learning a lot. This subject is so broad and varied. Fortunately, the university also helped me with the application process, making it much more straightforward. They even put me in touch with a mentor student from my faculty in case I needed any help or advice.

    Getting started wasn't easy. I left my home, my country Portugal, and my family to live on my own. I had to do things by myself that I used to do with my friends and family. Fortunately, Groningen is a very safe, comfortable city full of life and I quickly found my way around - although I still don't like cycling in the rain. It is an easy-going, relaxed place to live, with plenty of excitement and activities when you want to have some time off. National holidays like Sinterklaas and King's Day are good fun, and Dutch students are always up for introducing you to these traditions.

    Groningen has a great variety of clubs and organisations you can join to meet people – there really is something for everyone. I felt at home with the other Spanish exchange students and discovered how many young people with different nationalities were in that same situation I was in. This really helped me improve my English, and also offered me a new, in-depth perspective on the world around me.

    Studying abroad is not easy. It has its ups and downs, and there will be moments when you miss everything you were used to at home. But that is also the point of an experience like this. It makes you stronger and wiser when you overcome all the difficulties and problems that might not have happened to you in your 'natural habitat'. It is, without doubt, one of the best ways to grow as a human being.

  • Opleidingsvideo

    Sietske Dijkstra, student Applied Physics

    – Opleidingsvideo
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