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About this minor

Do you have a talent for Physics and Mathematics? Do you want to learn more about Quantum Mechanics, Entropy on a microscopic scale, the Higgs particle, Einstein’s special relativity, and physical processes in living systems? In that case, the minor Modern Physics is for you!

Learning outcomes

1. Backgrounds of Modern Physics

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Statistical Physics
  • Theory of Relativity
  • Biophysics
  • Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena in Living Systems
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Physics of Radiation Technology

2. Experimental Physics

  • Setting up, carrying out, analysing and reporting an Experimental Physics Project

3. Literature Research

Teaching method and examination

A mixture of lectures, tutorials, practicals and projects.

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at

Good to know

Registration for this thematic minor is on a first-come, first-served basis and available places. (No lottery draw).

For questions regarding this minor, you can contact:

This minor is open to TU Delft Students from the following programs: Aerospace Engineering, Applied Earth Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Marine Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Science and Technology.

In addition, students from the following programmes are admissible for this minor: BSc in Econometrics and Economics (EUR), Econometrie en Operationele Research (EUR), Econometrics and Philosophy of Econometrics (EUR), International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research (EUR), Sterrenkunde (LEI), Wiskunde (LEI).

Students from programmes at other universities will only be admitted after a consultation with the coordinator of the minor.

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at

Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Additional information

  • Code
  • Theme
  • Credits
    ECTS 30
  • Selection minor
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