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Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Physics

Bachelor Degree Programme (B.Sc.)

At a glance

Study Programme

Target degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Standard lenghts of programme: 6 Semester
Teaching language: German
Start of study: for the winter semester

Admission/Application

Restricted Admission: free of admission        
Aptitude Assessment: none        

Studying in Würzburg

Programme Contents

Physics can be studied in Würzburg as a consecutive Bachelor's and Master's degree programme. With a focus on basic research, students receive a broad-based scientific education that includes experimental physics, practical courses, theoretical physics, mathematics and an individual specialisation.

 

Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge in the most important areas of physics and to introduce them to the methods of physical thinking and working as well as to impart an understanding of the fundamental physical concepts and laws, sound methodological knowledge and the development of typical thought structures so that they are able to work on physical problems scientifically and in accordance with the rules of good scientific practice and familiarise themselves with new areas of work with the help of specialist literature, apply physical and mathematical methods largely independently to specific experimental or theoretical physical problems, develop solutions and evaluate and interpret the results

 

FAQ

  • Description of natural processes under precisely defined, reproducible conditions (experimental observation)
  • Gaining knowledge by creating theoretical models for the quantitative description of observation using the language of mathematics
  • Nature as a whole, from the description of the universe as a whole to the elementary building blocks from which all known matter is constructed
  • from basic research to applied research on specific problems, which very often also originate from non-technical areas

  • Industrial research and development centres
  • Teaching at schools, colleges and universities
  • both in companies and as a self-employed IT expert
  • Patents (law firms and patent offices)
  • Management consultancies, financial service providers, insurance companies and banks
  • Public service

  • good basic knowledge of scientific and mathematical subjects at A-level level
  • ability to abstract
  • analytical thinking
  • load capacity
  • self-employment
  • combination capability
  • perseverance
  • discipline and staying power
  • patience

  • interest in technical content
  • enjoy in solving complex problems
  • scientific curiosity

  

 

Study Structure and Organisation

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Mandatory Courses 129
     
Module Group Experimental Physics 46
Classical Physics   16
Classical Physics 1 (Mechanics) 11-E-M 8
Classical Physics 2 (Heat and Electromagnetism) 11-E-E 8
Optics and Quantum Physics I   6
Optics and Quantum Physics I 11-E-OAV 6
Optics and Quantum Physics II   10
Optics and Waves - Exercises 11-E-OA 5
Atoms and Molecules - Exercises 11-E-AA 5
Structure of Matter   14
Introduction to Solid State Physics 11-E-F 8
Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics 11-E-T 6
     
Module Group Theoretical Physics 32
Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics   16
Theoretical Mechanics 11-T-M 8
Quantum Mechanics 11-T-Q 8
Statistical Physics and Electrodynamics I   6
Statistical Physics and Electrodynamics 11-T-SE 6
Statistical Physics and Electrodynamics II   10
Statistical Physics - Exercises 11-T-SA 5
Electrodynamics - Exercises 11-T-EA 5
     
Module Group Mathematics 32
Mathematics 1 and 2   16
Mathematics 1 for Students of Physics and Nanostructure Technology 10-M-PHY1 8
Mathematics 1 for Students of Physics and Nanostructure Technology 10-M-PHY2 8
Mathematics 3 and 4   16
Mathematics 3 for Students of Physics and related Disciplines (Differential Equations) 11-M-D 8
Mathematics 4 for Students of Physics and related Disciplines (Complex Analysis) 11-M-F 8
     
Module Group Laboratory Course Physics 19
Laboratory Course Physics A (Mechanics, Heat, Electromagnetism) 11-P-PA 3
Laboratory Course Physics B (Classical Physics, Electricity, Circuits) 11-P-PB 8
Advanced Laboratory Course Physics C (Modern Physics, Computer Aided Experiments) 11-P-PC 8

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Electives Field min. 21
     
Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics    
Experimental Chemistry 08-AC-ExChem 5
General and Analytical Chemistry for students of natural sciences (lab) 08-ACP-NF 2
Organic Chemistry for students of medicine, biomedicine, dental medicine and natural sciences 08-OC-NF 3
Fundamentals of Programming 10-I-GdP 5
Programming Course for natural sciences 10-I-NPP 5
Computational Mathematics 10-M-COM 4
Numerical Mathematics 1 for students of other subjects 1 für Studierende anderer Fächer 10-M-NUM1af 10
Numerical Mathematics 1 for students of other subjects 10-M-NUM2af 10
Programming course for students of Mathematics and other subjects 10-M-PRG 3
Modelling and Computational Science 10-M-MWR 8
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
     
Applied Physics    
Computational Physics 11-CP 6
Electronic Circuits 11-EL 6
Laboratory and Measurement Technology 11-LMT 6
Introduction to Labview 11-LVW 6
Laboratory and Measurement Technology in Biophysics 11-LMB 6
Principles of two- and three-dimensional Röntgen imaging 11-ZDR 6
Imaging Methods at the Synchroton 11-BMS 6
Methods of non-destructive Material Testing 11-ZMB 4
Imaging Sensors in Infrared 11-ASI 3
Principles of Image Processing 11-EBV 3
Statistics, Data Analysis and Computer Physics 11-SDC 4
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
     
Astrophysics    
Astrophysics 11-AP 6
Laboratory Course Astrophysics 11-APP 6
     
Particle Physics    
Particle Physics (Standard Model) 11-TPS 8
Quantum Field Theory I 11-QFT1B 8
Particle Radiation Detectors 11-DTS 4
     
Semiconductor Physics    
Semiconductor Lasers and Photonics 11-HLF 6
Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics 11-HLP 6
Physics of Semiconductor Devices 11-SPD 6
Crystal Growth, thin Layers and Lithography 11-KDS 6
Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Information 11-QUI 6
     
Solid State Physics and Nanostructure Physics    
Solid State Physics 2 11-FK2B 8
Introduction to Relativistic Physics and Classical Field Theory 11-RRF 6
Nanoanalytics 11-NAN 6
Principles of Energy Technologies 11-ENT 6
Coating Technologies based on Vapour Deposition 11-BVG 5

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Transferable Skills 20
     
Subject-Specific Transferable Skills (mandatory) FSQ 15
Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-M-MR 6
Seminar Experimental/Theoretical Physics 11-HS 5
Data and Error Analysis 11-P-FR1 2
Advanced and Computational Data Analysis 11-P-FR2 2
     
General Transferable Skills (subject-specific) (elective) ASQ 5
MINT Preparatory Course Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-P-VKM 3
Fit for Industry 11-FFI 3
Project Management in Practice 11-PMP 3
General Competences for Physicists 11-BASQ5 5
For further modules, see also the pool of general general transferable skills applicable to you (ASQ)    

The Bachelor's thesis is carried out at one of the chairs or working groups of the faculty in a research area of the student's choice in consultation with the thesis supervisor. 10 ECTS credits are awarded for the Bachelor's thesis. The completion time is twelve weeks. There is no final colloquium.

 

Programme Progression Plans and Variants

The course of study shown (Download as pdf) is a recommendation resulting from the logical sequence of module topics.

You are free to organise your studies according to your own wishes, bring certain modules forward or take them later, e.g. after a semester abroad.

Starting Study

During Semesters

Tutor

In the first two semesters of the physics degree programme, numerous tutorials are offered as a continuation of the MINT preliminary course. They offer the opportunity to practise and consolidate what you have learnt using your own supervised exercises. The dates of the tutorials can be found in the course catalogue.

JIM-Explainhiwis

JIM Explainers are students with suitable technical and didactic skills who provide students with assistance and answer questions at eye level. They should help to minimise known beginner problems, primarily when solving the exercises for the basic lectures. to the JIMs

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