Why technical physics?

Why is technical physics worth studying?

Physics seeks to study and explain the most fundamental processes of Nature. Their study make it possible to understand the most general and universal laws governing the world around us; it allows us to learn its structure. Without its research we would not have mobile phones, computers, HD television, LCD and plasma screens, etc. Physics is the foundation of modern technologies. The study of physics is a wonderful exercise in thinking both scientific and practical. The acquired abilities to solve problems are sought for at the job market The global development of modern technologies guarantees employment also abroad.

If you have a look at Streszczenie raportu o zapotrzebowaniu gospodarki na absolwentów szkół wyższych kierunków matematycznych, przyrodniczych i technicznych (A summary of a report on the economy’s demand for maths, science and engineering graduates), you will see on page 8 how much our economy needs you; in other words, how easily you will find a job.

You will also find Technical Physics in a Ministry of Science and Higher Education program called "studies in demand". Among other solutions, this program postulates high scholarships to motivate people to begin studies.

Why study it here at NCU? 

  • Technical Physics is a seven semester program specializing in computer metrology, leading to a diploma in engineering, and graduate MA program specializing in computer control systems and informatics.
  • NCU was the first university to open this kind of studies.
  • Students of Technical Physics receive solid preparation in maths and physics, but in contrast to Physics they get more hours in computer courses, general-technical and economic courses and practice-apprenticeship in companies.
  • Metrology and Computer Control are hardware-based programs, focusing on how computer equipment is built and used in metrology and development of computer controlled devices.
  • Informatics is software-oriented: students, apart from skills typical of physicists acquire knowledge of basic informatics, operating systems, programming languages, computer network development and administration.
  • Technical Physics as an academic program has the approval of the State Accreditation Committee.

What can I do after graduation? 
NCU’s Technical Physics graduates can find employment:

  • as software or hardware specialists in branches of economy where production and services are based on computer systems to a large extent,
  • as lab workers and staff of research centers introducing modern technologies,
  • in the development, management and maintenance of Internet network services,
  • in banking and finance; because of their superb computer skills and critical thinking skills,
  • in industry where modern electronic equipment is produced (for instance in Sharp Crystal Park, the electronics complex near Toruń),
  • and wherever the modeling of processes is necessary.