Department of Physics

Short description of the General Engineering degree

The Department receives students wishing to follow the Photonics and Physics & Modeling majors of the General Engineering degree program, each of which can be associated with a specific Master's degree with the possibility of a PhD.

Making it possible to discover the major fields of Physics and Photonics behind the innovation and understanding of phenomena ranging from the macroscopic to the nanometric scale, the department offers a solid knowledge foundation through high-quality theoretical training (quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, radiation and image, etc.) and advanced practical work (laser construction, superconductivity, holography, OLED manufacturing, etc.).

Le Département Physique porte deux options de troisième année :


Physique et Modélisation

Ces options sont accessibles à travers des parcours de deuxième année. En outre, chacune d’entre elles peut être couplée à un Master spécifique, ouvrant éventuellement la voie à une thèse.


The objective of this major is to train Engineers who already master the techniques of emission, propagation and detection of light, particularly laser light. Further skills in CAD and signal analysis enable them to design and characterize photonic systems.

Physics and Modeling

The aim of this major is to train Engineers in a broad field of Physics, on the one hand, and in the simulation tools necessary for multiphysics modeling, on the other hand. It provides additional skills to the General Engineering degree program through high-level research-based training carried out by research institutes in Strasbourg.

This option offers a specialization in one of the five fields of Physics covered in the Master's degree:

  • Subatomic and Astroparticle Physics
  • Physics of Radiation, Detection, Instrumentation and Imaging
  • Condensed Matter Physics and Nanotechnology
  • Cellular Biophysics
  • Astrophysics


Both options lead to R&D careers and fundamental research.

Research organizations: CNRS, CEA, CHU, ESO, ONERA, CNES, CERN

Intellectual Property Office: European Patent Office

Companies: Areva, Thalès, Radiall, Carl Zeiss, EADS, GE Healthcare, SAGEM (SAFRAN Group), STMicroelectronics, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Daimler AG, Optis, C2 Diagnostics, OCE–Industrie, Edmund Optics Ltd, Corning Japan, Essilor, Keopsys, Heptagon OY, Alcatel-Lucent, IWKA, Dalim Software, etc.