Physics

Laboratorio: raggi di luce
Bachelor
A.Y. 2021/2022
L-30 - Physics
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The Bachelor's Degree program in Physics aims to enable the student to continue with higher studies or to start a professional activity. The program gives students the methodological, experimental, theoretical, mathematical basis on which Physics is based. Knowledge will be acquired of classical, relativistic and quantum Physics, as focused on phenomenological and theoretical aspects as well as on their mathematical formalization.
The study program is structured in such a way as to stimulate attitudes to physical-mathematical modeling and enhance the ability to use adequate methods and tools to face and solve different problems. The given skills are useful also for work activities not directly connected with Physics such as, for example, the economy, health, finance, public administration, security. The graduates can be employed in different sectors of the world of work, industry, and science education.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission requirements
Applicants to the degree programme in Physics must hold an upper secondary-school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
Admission to the programme is open, subject to a mandatory, non-selective assessment test before enrolment. The test is aimed at ascertaining the candidate's educational background, in terms of baseline knowledge and understanding of scientific disciplines, especially mathematics and elementary logic. You can find the syllabus for the basic mathematics section of the test at:
https://www.cisiaonline.it/en/area-tematica-tolc-scienze/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/


Admission assessment
As a rule, candidates are required to sit for the TOLC (Test Online CISIA) at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems). Register to the TOLC test on the CISIA website (www.cisiaonline.it).

Admission of transfer or graduate students
Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first.
To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications.
These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications.
Requests for career assessment must be submitted by 10 June 2021.
Their outcome will be notified via e-mail by 15 July 2021.
Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test.

The TOLC tests providing access to the degree programme in Physics are TOLC-S and TOLC-I.
Only after taking one of these tests, will you be able to enrol, WHATEVER THE RESULT:
- TOLC-S, divided into 4 sections: basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), reasoning and problems (10 questions - 20 minutes), reading comprehension (10 questions - 20 minutes), basic sciences (chemistry, physics and geology - 10 questions - 20 minutes).
- TOLC-I, divided into 4 sections: mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), logic (10 questions - 20 minutes), science (10 questions - 20 minutes), verbal comprehension (10 questions - 20 minutes).
Each question has 5 answer options, of which only one is correct.
Score: +1 for a correct answer, -0.25 for a wrong answer, 0 for no answer.

Each TOLC test includes an additional English section, consisting of 30 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. It does not replace the for-credit English proficiency assessment required by the degree programme, but it is useful as a self-assessment for the student.

Other equivalent tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, upon approval by the Academic Board.

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities
First-year students who have not achieved at least 10 points in the basic mathematics module will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA) for this subject during the first year of the programme.
Remedial activities and tests: Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they may not take any second-year exams before passing the Mechanics exam (https://fisica.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole).

Test topics, registration procedures, dates, deadlines and other information are described in the call for applications: https://fisica.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi

The thesis work may be occasionally carried out in prestigious research centers like CERN or GSI, or important Universities worldwide, in the frame of international collaborations and research programs.

Attendance is compulsory and will be monitored in each class for laboratory courses.

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Physics laboratory with introduction to statistics 10 96 Italian FIS/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer science 6 60 Italian INF/01
Mathematical analysis 1 8 80 Italian MAT/05
Mechanics 8 84 Italian FIS/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Geometry 1 7 64 Italian MAT/03
Mathematical analysis 2 8 80 Italian MAT/05
Waves and oscillations 7 64 Italian FIS/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Electromagnetism 15 140 Italian FIS/01 FIS/07
Optics,electronics and modern physics laboratory 10 108 Italian FIS/01
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Classical mechanics 7 64 Italian MAT/07
Experimental data processing laboratory 6 60 Italian FIS/01
Mathematical analysis 3 6 56 Italian MAT/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Mathematical methods in physics 7 64 Italian FIS/02
Quantum phisycs 1 7 64 Italian FIS/02
Thermodynamics 6 56 Italian FIS/01 FIS/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Introduction to nuclear and particle physics 9 80 Italian FIS/04
Quantum phisycs 2 8 76 Italian FIS/02
Structure of matter 1 9 88 Italian FIS/03
Optional
Condensed matter physics laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/03
Electronics 1 6 48 Italian FIS/01 ING-INF/01
Electronics laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 ING-INF/01
Introduction to general relativity 6 48 Italian FIS/02
Introduction to statistical physics 6 48 Italian FIS/02 FIS/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Chemistry 1 6 56 Italian CHIM/03
Optional
Astronomy lab 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/05
Computational physics laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Earth physics laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/06 FIS/07
Environmental physics laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/06 FIS/07
Gamma spectroscopy laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/04
Introduction to astrophysics 6 48 Italian FIS/05
Introduction to health and medical physics 6 48 Italian FIS/07
Nuclear physics laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/04
Numerical simulation laboratory 6 60 Italian FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Optics laboratory 6 66 Italian FIS/01 FIS/03
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 8 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- The student must also complete another 12 credits freely choosing from all the courses activated by the University, provided that they are culturally coherent with his/her educational path and cannot be superimposed, in content, to the fundamental and optional teachings already used in the study plan.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Condensed matter physics laboratory 6 66 Italian First semester FIS/01 FIS/03
Electronics 1 6 48 Italian First semester FIS/01 ING-INF/01
Electronics laboratory 6 66 Italian First semester FIS/01 ING-INF/01
Introduction to general relativity 6 48 Italian First semester FIS/02
Introduction to statistical physics 6 48 Italian First semester FIS/02 FIS/03
Astronomy lab 6 66 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/05
Computational physics laboratory 6 66 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Earth physics laboratory 6 66 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/06 FIS/07
Environmental physics laboratory 6 66 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/06 FIS/07
Gamma spectroscopy laboratory 6 66 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/04
Introduction to astrophysics 6 48 Italian Second semester FIS/05
Introduction to health and medical physics 6 48 Italian Second semester FIS/07
Nuclear physics laboratory 6 66 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/04
Numerical simulation laboratory 6 60 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/02 FIS/03 FIS/04 FIS/05 FIS/06 FIS/07 FIS/08
Optics laboratory 6 66 Italian Second semester FIS/01 FIS/03
- E' consigliata la scelta di un corso di Laboratorio fra quelli sopraindicati.
Lo studente deve inoltre acquisire 12 CFU scegliendo liberamente tra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati dall'Ateneo, purché culturalmente coerenti con il suo percorso formativo e non sovrapponibiliti, nei contenuti, agli insegnamenti fondamentali e opzionali già utilizzati nel piano di studi.
Rientrano in particolare nella scelta anche tutti gli insegnamenti presenti nella tabella soprariportata delle Attività a scelta.
È possibile inserire un tirocinio tra i CFU a scelta dello studente, preliminare allo svolgimento dell'elaborato di Laurea
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English 2 2 0 Italian L-LIN/12
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ELECTROMAGNETISM MECHANICS (compulsory)
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 2 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 1 (compulsory)
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 3 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 1 (compulsory), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 2 (compulsory)
THERMODYNAMICS MECHANICS (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Course locations
Sede della Segreteria Didattica del Corso di Laurea Triennale in Fisica: Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Celoria 16
Sede dei Corsi: i corsi si tengono presso le aule del Dipartimento di Fisica, via Celoria 16 o presso aule del Settore Didattico, Via Celoria 20
Laboratory locations
Il Corso di Laurea si avvale principalmente dei laboratori presenti presso il Dipartimento di Fisica.
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Seminar and workshop tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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