Applied physics
Fisica applicata
Degree programme
3-year undergraduate
Course title (Classe)
L-30 Scienze e tecnologie fisiche
Access type
3 Years
Course Director
Student Services Office

Vercelli, via Galileo Ferraris 107-109

Teaching locations

Vercelli, piazza S. Eusebio 5

Course overview

The course offers a solid grounding, both basic and applied, in some of the most important sectors of Physics for the challenges of the near future: the energy transition, the study of pollution and climate change, environmental monitoring, diagnosis and care through the means of physics, communication and dissemination of science, and quantum computers. The theoretical lessons are complemented by a high number of practical hours in the laboratory, fundamental for the acquisition of skills necessary for a career as a physicist. The final internship will offer you the opportunity to come into contact with local companies and realities or to delve deeper into topics of interest to you at the University. The course offers you the prospect of joining companies (industries, research and analysis laboratories, public authorities) or continuing with a master's degree course.

Erasmus agreements
  • Spagna: Saragozza, Granada, Cordova, Siviglia, Coruna
  • Francia: Nantes
  • Polonia: PJ-IIT (Varsavia), University Mikolaja Kopernica (Torun)
  • Portogallo: Nova (Lisbona)
  • Ungheria: University of Debrecen (Debrecen)
  • Malta: University of Malta
  • Norvegia: University of Scienze and Technology (Trondheim)
Key features
  • Solid training in the fields of classical physics and chemistry, mathematical analysis, linear algebra and geometry, statistics, modelling of physical processes, the structure of matter and quantum mechanics.
  • Insights into areas of great interest such as Energy for the Environment, Health Physics, Physics Communication
  • High number of hours of activity in practical laboratories with advanced instrumentation
  • Opportunity of Erasmus and Free-Mover programmes
  • Final degree internship at local companies/bodies or at the University itself
  • Soft skills seminars: self-assessment, teamworking, public speaking and leadership
Career and employment opportunities
  • Environmental and territorial inspection/auditing activities concerning physical agents such as ionizing and non-ionizing radiation at companies of various sizes and public and/or private laboratories
  • Management of medical equipment for therapy and diagnostics in public and private facilities
  • Development activities of renewable/sustainable energy production and distribution systems
  • Physics communication activities in the journalistic, editorial, industrial and productive fields
  • Career as a freelancer / consultant, after passing the state exam and registering in section B of the Roll of Junior Physicists