Bachelor's Degree Program
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Graduate of the bachelor study programme Technical Physics will attain in-depth knowledge of physics, mathematics and programming. They master the basic methods of experimental physics, electronics and experiment control, as well as from more technical areas of physics, taught at technical schools.
- Will obtain a comprehensive first-degree university education in physics.
- Will be able to apply physical phenomena to common phenomena in technical practice, know how to understand them correctly, will be able to measure relating physical quantities, statistically evaluate, process and interpret them. Will be able to create simple theoretical models describing behavior of various systems.
- Will be able to control various physical and technological equipment, able to build simple physical and technical apparatus and understand the principles of their operation.
- Will master at least one programming language. They will be able to create computer simulation programs to simulate and optimize physical processes. They will be able to work with basic software in the field of statistical data processing. They will be able to work with professional software packages used in physics and technical practice.
- Will be able to apply a wide range of mathematical apparatus mainly from mathematical analysis, algebra and geometry to physical and technical problems.
- Will be able to communicate with experts in boundary areas, be able to apply physical knowledge to them, and create models applicable in the field of technical physics
- Will be ready for successful studies in the master's degree of university education at FMPH, STU or other technical schools
The conversion study program is a four-year study program based in terms of content on the three-year study programme. In the first year, the students complete requirements of the conversion block, the next three years are identical to the three-year prpgramme. The program is created for high school graduates who do not have breadth and depth of knowledge required for successful start of bachelor studies in the three-year programme, especially for those who have not complete the final high school examinations in the profile subjects of the study program. In addition to the requirements of the three-year programme, students spend the introductory year by completing courses from the conversion block, which can fill the gaps in their knowledge and enable further successful study. The exact set of courses is determined by the guarantor of the study programme after evaluating existing knowledge of the student. After completing the introductory year, students continue according to the standard recommended study plan for the three-year study programme.
The study programme is a set of subjects and a set of rules compiled in such a way that successful completion of the subjects while maintaining the above rules allows the student to obtain a university degree. Recommended study plan is set for each study program, which is compiled so that the student meets the conditions for successful completion of studies within its standard length by completing it. The formation of a study plan is usually based on a modular (block) principle in order to enable students to continuously adjust the focus within the chosen field of study and expand the extent of study. The study plan is divided into compulsory, compulsory-elective and elective subjects. The subject consists of individual separate educational activities or their combination, which are focused on providing education in the defined area.
The profile subjects of the study plan are compulsory or compulsory-elective subjects and the student will acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential for the completion of the study programme.
The update of study programmes reflecting the development in the area is realized by elective subjects, which enable the use of short-term presence external experts (outside the faculty) in the teaching process. The inclusion of several (elective) subjects in the programmes is a response to the constructive comments of students and their interest in a particular area.
With the bachelor's thesis, the student has to demonstrate the ability to independently acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and use them. The final thesis will be prepared by the student under the guidance of the thesis supervisor. The supervisor of the final thesis will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation. The final work is assessed by the opponent. The opponent will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation.
Examples of successful final theses of our students:
- Gabriel Drgoňa, All-sky sky-scanner for monitoring of light pollution, supervisor: doc. RNDr. František Kundracik, CSc.
- Filip Pastierovič, Radicals detection using resonant optical cavities, supervisor: doc. Mgr. Peter Čermák, PhD.
- Viktor Sisik, Analysis of ion mobility spectra using machine learning methods, supervisor: prof. Dr. Štefan Matejčík, DrSc.
- Jozef Srogoň, Nanocomposite TaC thin films prepared by highly ionized deposition techniques for mechanical applications, supervisor: doc. Ing. Marián Mikula, PhD.
The study programme was created as a reaction to consultations with employees of companies in Slovakia - the discussion revealed the need for technically educated graduates with very good foundations in physics, capable of independent work, especially in research. Graduates, after completing a master's degree at FMPH, or at STU, find employment in companies focused on research and production of new materials, but also directly in the production process, which requires a sufficiently high physics and physical principles. Examples of other companies: Semicron Vrbové (semiconductor components production), Boge (materials for automotive technology), in the automotive industry (corporate research) but of course also in other companies.