Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After this course, the student has a good basic understanding of magnetism and spintronics. The student will also get an overview of relevant characterization techniques and some of the most fascinating recent topics in this research field.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 05.09.2023 - 01.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sebastiaan van Dijken

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Magnetism of electrons and atoms, magnetic ordering phenomena, domain theory and magnetization reversal, nanoscale magnetism, magnetization dynamics, experimental methods, applications of magnetic materials, magnetoresistance, recent topics in nanomagnetism and spintronics. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Weekly excercises (week 1-6) and a student presentation on a topic related to the course (final week).

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, reading of text book and review articles, exercise sessions, homework exercises, student presentation on topic related to the course.


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Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Registration in Sisu (