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True artisans of new technologies, the physicist engineer has a rare profile. With his mastery of the fundamentals of mathematics and physics, he/she is able to create innovative solutions for cutting-edge applications using the most advanced methods of experimentation, modeling and numerical simulation. This great capacity for abstraction led him to work in research and development in a whole series of fields such as photonics, radio-medical technologies, nuclear engineering, plasma physics or quantum information.

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The training offers from BA3 courses in applied mathematics and fundamental physics (quantum, nuclear, atomic, semiconductor physics, optical physics, etc.).

In the first year of the Master, introductory courses in atomic and nuclear physics meet more applied lessons such as laser physics or nuclear reactor physics. The students also visit a nuclear power station (Tihange) and carry out work on a simulator and on a research reactor. On the project side, they have the choice: a large-scale project in collaboration with a company or a research institute, development cooperation or a Polydaire project.

The second year of the Master offers students two options: photonics and medical radiophysics. The program is supplemented by an optional internship in a company and a wide choice of courses, including a week of courses and visits to CERN. Finally, the final thesis allows an introduction to applied and fundamental research.

Et après ?

The engineer physicist generally works in advanced industrial research, scientific research, the energy industry, nuclear control and medical radiophysics, medical applications as well as optical telecommunications and photonics.

However, the professions of civil engineers physicists are in practice extremely varied and also cover all industrial sectors where physics and applied mathematics are present, such as telecommunications, environmental technologies, microelectronics, computer science, as well as economic sectors where the modeling capacities of engineers are particularly appreciated, in particular in the banking and financial sector and in insurance.

Updated on October 9, 2020