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Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics

From natural phenomena to technological applications
Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics

Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics

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Summary

Student profile: Those interested in studying and obtaining the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics must have:
• Baccalaureate-level knowledge of physics and mathematics.
• Aptitude for logical reasoning.
• Ease of understanding and reasoning about abstract models that generalize the particular aspects of practical cases.

In addition to these aspects, regarding their personal attitude, it is recommended that students:
• Have creativity, imagination and desire for innovation.
• Be organized and methodical learners.
• Be receptive, practical and open to improvising solutions.
• Have the ability for teamwork, communication, be able to lead, as well as a good ability to adapt to different areas.
• Be determined to dedicate themselves to continuous learning, with intellectual curiosity to stay up-to-date on recent advances in science and technology.

Official degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physics

Learning center: Higher Polytechnic School

Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Places offered: 45

Total Credits 240 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Academic year it was implemented: 2022

Languages: Spanish

Type of teaching: Classroom attendance

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Quality of the degree

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Strong science base with a combination of fundamental and applied physics

Applied physics is at the heart of society. It forms the basis of many of the products we use in our daily life.

If you are passionate about understanding the why of natural phenomena and the technologies that surround us, in addition to being able to apply reasoning and physical theory to real projects and practices, this is your degree.

The program has a strong interdisciplinary orientation, with an emphasis on subject combinations: nanotechnology, new materials and systems and control engineering, econophysics. Also, the last year of the degree is totally focused on the work environment, with subjects that connect with cutting-edge technologies and the best companies and institutions in the sector, with the collaboration of an advisory and consultative council made up of top-level academics and executives, such as Rolf Tarrach, Antonio Hernando and Félix Yndurain.

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The expertise of Spanish graduates in physical disciplines has always been of a very high level and has ensured them an easy insertion into the working world, always tailored to their skills and knowledge. In recent years, more and more physicists have made their contribution, both in the world of basic physics research and in various other scientific fields, in whose development they take part through their methodological contribution: science and environment, industry, computer science, technology, economics, diagnostic research techniques and medical therapy, historical research and conservation techniques in the field of cultural heritage.

This boom in employability is due to the explosion of data science and automation in services and industry that requires profiles with deep scientific-technological knowledge, as well as skills, such as critical analysis, complex problem solving, reasoning, self-learning and use of technology, which are developed by the students of this degree. These skills are among those determined to be of incremental importance and within the “top 15” skills for 2025 by the World Economic Forum in its Future of Jobs Survey 2020.

With just 9.2%, workers trained in natural, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences are among those with the lowest unemployment rate according to 2020 data extracted from the INE's Labor Force Survey (EPA) on the influence of the sector and level of training in the labor market.

In other words, not only does the Physics graduate not have to worry about unemployment, but they find employment in the most varied fields and in all of them their qualities are valuable and appreciated.


Advisory and consultative council

  • Manuel Aguilar(CIEMAT researcher, CERN vice president, RAC member)
  • Daniel Cortina (Micromag technical director)
  • Pedro Miguel Echenique (president of Donostia International Physics Center, RAC member)
  • Francisco Guinea (senior researcher at Imdea Nanoscience, National Research Award)
  • Antonio Hernando (full professor of magnetism, RAC member, lecturer at Nebrija University)
  • Pilar Marín (full professor of Physics of Condensed Matter, director of the IMA)
  • Rolf Tarrach (former rector of the University of Luxembourg, former president of CSIC)

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Training in technical applications and professional competences

With the best professionals

Agreements with research institutes (IMA, IMDEA, CENIM, CIEMAT) to carry out laboratory practices, supervision of Final Research Projects and internships.

In the center of Madrid

Students have at their disposal laboratories fitted out with the best equipment, thought and designed to learn by doing, all in the center of Madrid, just a few meters from Puerta del Sol.

Innovative methodologies

Emphasis on cutting-edge and innovative methodologies, combining computer tools, laboratories, and physical models for state-of-the-art technology.

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Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

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Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
Interdisciplinary Learning Courses We train our students in interdisciplinary studies from the first day

Since the 2019-2020 academic year, we offer a program of interdisciplinary subjects or ILC (Interdisciplinary Learning Courses) per year, with diverse contents, which broadens the curriculum of the students, trains them in other disciplines and allows students from different areas to meet each other.

Each academic year, students in face-to-face bachelor's degrees can choose two ILC subjects with 3 ECTS credits, one per semester, out of the 30 subjects offered each course. Some are taught in English and others in Spanish.

Why wait to discover the professional and interdisciplinary world if you can start experiencing it at the University?

Choose your Interdisciplinary Learning Courses

Curriculum



All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 240 credits


First Semester 60 ECTS credits


  • Primer Semestre 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Physics I
  • 6 ECTS | Calculus I
  • 6 ECTS | Linear algebra
  • 6 ECTS | Programming
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competences I

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Physics II
  • 6 ECTS | Calculus II
  • 6 ECTS | Computational Physics I
  • 6 ECTS | Experimental Techniques I
  • 6 ECTS | Mechanics and Waves

Second year 60 ECTS credits


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Differential equations
  • 6 ECTS | Electricity and magnetism
  • 6 ECTS | Complex variables
  • 6 ECTS | Experimental Techniques II
  • 6 ECTS | Thermodynamics

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Optics
  • 6 ECTS | Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • 6 ECTS | Analytical Mechanics and Relativity
  • 6 ECTS | Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • 6 ECTS | Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit/ Techno-Ethics (EL)

Third year 60 ECTS credits


  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Statistical Physics
  • 6 ECTS | Computational Physics II
  • 6 ECTS | Solid-state Physics
  • 6 ECTS | Applied Electronics
  • 6 ECTS | Quantum physics

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Experimental Techniques III
  • 6 ECTS | Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • 6 ECTS | Materials Physics
  • 6 ECTS | Quantum Mechanics and Computing
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Competences II

Fourth year 60 ECTS credits


  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fluid Physics
  • 6 ECTS | Advanced Materials
  • 6 ECTS | Dynamic systems
  • 6 ECTS | Robotics
  • 6 ECTS | Econophysics
  • 6 ECTS | Radiophysics
  • 6 ECTS | Sources of Energy and Environment
  • 6 ECTS | Technological Project Management

  • Second Semester 24 ECTS
  • 24 ECTS | Evaluation of the development of skills in the company

  • Yearly 12 ECTS
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project (FRP)

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Competence Development Seminar 12 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar I
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar II
Development of the Participative and Solidarity Spirit 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be arranged according to the different activities that the student carries out throughout his/her degree. They will be awarded for university cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, and/or for attending one of the following subjects: Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company 24 ECTS

A program whose objective is to favor the practical training of the students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the internships are carried out. We provide advice on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always taking the student’s professional orientation into account.

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Final Research Project 12 ECTS

This project involves the development of research tasks regarding different subjects by the student under the advice of one or several professors of the Department and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. For this, the student has the possibility to choose a project from among those offered.

Legend:

  • Basic Education
  • Compulsory
  • Electives
  • Professional Internships
  • Final Research Project

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Employability


Graduates in Physics are professionals who are very well prepared and sought after in the working world, to the point that these graduates show an unemployment rate that is one of the lowest of all Spanish degrees. The education received produces versatile professionals, accustomed to the analysis and modeling of complex situations, which gives them a good ability to solve problems of various kinds. Some of the competences of physics graduates that are valued by employers, and also by graduates once they are in the labor market, come not only from the breadth of their knowledge in Physics, but from more cross-cutting aspects, such as: the ability to analyze and synthesize, the possibility of a quantitative approach, of problem solving or the ability for quick self-learning in an even more rapidly evolving technological environment.

Graduates in Applied Physics find employment in industry, laboratories, research centers, and educational institutions:

  • Energy production: nuclear power plants, wind energy or fusion reactors.
  • Meteorology and the environment: weather forecasting, natural disaster prediction or meteorological satellites.
  • Design and development of new materials: nanotechnologies, superconductors or semiconductors.
  • Optics: fiber optics, artificial vision, lasers or image processing.
  • Biophysics: radiation protection, magnetic resonance, effects of electric and magnetic fields in living organisms or drug design.
  • Informatics and computers: robotics, processor design, programming of high security systems or communications networks.

Nebrija University and its Higher Polytechnic School have more than 3,500 collaboration agreements with the best companies and institutions in each sector for training internships. Below is a selection of companies with a current agreement that could incorporate students of the Bachelor's degree in Applied Physics, among others:

  • CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
  • REPSOL
  • IBERDROLA
  • FENIE ENERGIA
  • GALP ENERGIA
  • ACCIONA ENERGIA
  • GRUPO ANTOLIN
  • PATENTES TALGO
  • ROBERT BOSCH,
  • INERCO
  • NAVANTIA
  • FLOWSERVE
  • ACITURRI ENGINEERING
  • ACITURRI AEROSTRUCTURES
  • SENER AEROESPACIAL
  • AENOR
  • APPLUS NORCONTROL
  • HEWLETT PACKARD
  • ORANGE ESPAÑA
  • EY
  • ALTRAN INNOVACION
  • KPMG
  • INDRA SISTEMAS
  • EVERIS
  • ACCENTURE,
  • BANKINTER
  • BBVA
  • BANCO SANTANDER

"La Universidad es un punto de encuentro para todos los que queremos seguir aprendiendo, un lugar fértil para sembrar ideas innovadoras"
"The University is a meeting point for all those who want to continue learning, a fertile place to plant innovative ideas"
Dr. Borja González del Regueral Director de la escuela
Dr. Borja González del Regueral Director
Borja González
Escuela Politécnica Superior
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