Science / Bachelor's degree programme

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Physics is the science that studies the properties of matter and fundamental interactions between its elementary constituents. On the other hand, the results of fundamental research in physics have always helped direct the future of technology. From the design of transistors to current information technology, from energy production to laser and LED technologies, from applications for medical diagnostics to nanotechnologies, physicists have always played a major role in technological innovation. The spread of technology into every area of society requires graduates able to address and solve increasingly new issues. If you have an enquiring mind, if you keep asking to yourself why things happen, if you are a problem-solver, then Physics is your field of study! Physics will never give you all the answers, but will teach you how to put the right questions, find the root of problems and face scientific and technological issues with a rigorous and original approach.

Course content

The first two years include electromagnetism, classical mechanics and thermodynamics, and the fundamentals of quantum mechanics. Mathematics and information technology skills are further developed, with a special focus on how computers can be used for scientific applications, along with experimental skills. On the third year, students define a personalized study plan by choosing some topics in the fields of Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Computational and Applied Physics. The three-year course ends with an internship either within a university research group or in external companies, industry sectors and national or international research institutions.

Career options

The study of physics helps develop a logical and mathematical mind, the ability to model and solve complex problems, computer and laboratory skills. More than half of the Physics graduates work in high-tech industries, mainly in research laboratories and in R&D sectors of high-tech enterprises, quality certification and environmental measures laboratories, data processing centres. On the other hand, national statistics clearly show that most of the three-year graduates in Physics continue their studies: the degree in Physics (L-30) provides direct access to the Master's Degree in Physics (LM- 17), while for other master's degrees, graduates need to verify the requirements of specific calls for applications.

More information

Course Director
prof. Stefano Frabboni
prof. Guido Goldoni

The course is managed by the Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics