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Programs How to masters/PhD in physics for an electrical and electronics engineer?

  1. Jun 15, 2011 #1
    I am a graduate student studying in an engineering university in Electrical and electronic engineering for Bsc degree. After graduation I want to study/research in theoretical Physics(Postgraduate /masters/PhD).
    What should be my way ?
    I m very interested in Physics from school level and have a fairly good knowledge over classical physics , optics, group theory , linear algebra ,special relativity ,electrodynamics , thermodynamics
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
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  3. Jun 15, 2011 #2
    I would apply directly to the masters program in physics. They may accept you provisionally pending completion of some senior level physics courses.
  4. Jun 15, 2011 #3
    What are the requirements for applying in masters program ? Though I am studying engineering I want to be a theoretical physicist and I study physics by myself .
    I have an engineering background and not in theoretical Physics directly will it make any problem?
  5. Jun 18, 2011 #4
    From what I read on the forums, it's hard to go to a theoretical physics group for physicist, let alone for engineer.

    I am an EE too, and I want to pursue a degree in physics, but something related to
    quantum computing, which (I think) needs a little physics than does theoretical physics.

    I believe the same applies for experimental programs.

    The idea is that you well need a lot of math and pure physics to get the minimum
    understanding of topics like strings theory / quantum gravity / standard model.

    So if I were you, I would apply for an applied / experimental physics program, and
    there you could take your electives in theoretical physics (you will need the consent
    of your adviser, though).
  6. Jul 12, 2011 #5
    Further to the above, does anyone know of good-quality online graduate programs in theoretical physics,quantum mechanics,or similar?
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