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Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Quantum Technology

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

The world is becoming ever smaller and ever more complex! Are you interested in influencing materials in the nanocosmos, i.e. at the molecular or atomic level, in order to achieve new and improved properties? Then the Quantum Technology degree programme is just right for you! Our degree programme is aimed at prospective students who are equally enthusiastic about the fundamentals of physics and the potential areas of application. This combination offers a high degree of flexibility for your future career. Thanks to the integrated university and industrial internships in Germany and abroad, great emphasis is placed on the application aspects of the degree programme and students are given the opportunity to establish contacts in industry and cutting-edge research at an early stage.

 

Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge in the most important areas of quantum technology and to introduce them to the methods of physical thinking and working as well as to impart an understanding of fundamental physical, chemical and technological terms and laws, sound methodological knowledge and the development of typical thought structures, so that they are able to work on physical and technical 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 technical methods largely independently to specific tasks, 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

The professional fields and employers essentially depend on the major subject studied.
Due to the broad insight into physics, these fields of activity are also open:

  • Teaching at schools, colleges and universities
  • 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 118
     
Quantum Technology   27
Introduction to Quantum Technology 11-N-EIN 7
Industrial Internship Quantum Technology 11-N-IP 10
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
     
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 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
     
Solid State Physics   8
Introduction to Solid State Physics 11-E-F 8
     
Theoretical Physics I   6
Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics 11-T-QS 6
     
Theoretical Physics II   10
Quantum Mechanics - Exercises 11-T-QA 5
Statistical Physics - Exercises 11-T-SA 5
     
Mathematics   24
Mathematics 1 for Students of Physics and Quantum Technology 10-M-PHY1 8
Mathematics 2 for Students of Physics and Quantum Technology 10-M-PHY2 8
Mathematics 3 for Students of Physics and related Disciplines (Differential Equations) 11-M-D 8
     
Laboratory Course Physics   11
Laboratory Course Physics A (Mechanics, Heat, Electromagnetism) 11-P-PA 3
Laboratory Course Quantum Technology B (Classical Physics, Electricity, Circuits) 11-P-NB 4
Advanced Laboratory Course Quantum Technology C (Modern Physics, Computer Aided Experiments) 11-P-NC 4

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Electives Field 32
     
Semiconductor Electronics   mind. 6
Electronic Circuits 11-EL 6
Physics of Semiconductor Devices 11-SPD 6
Semiconductor Lasers and Photonics 11-HLF 6
Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics 11- HLP 6
Crystal Growth, thin Layers and Lithography 11-KDS 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
     
Materials Science    
Solid State Physics 2 11- FK2B 8
Principles of Energy Technologies 11-ENT 6
Nanotechnology in Energy Research 11-NTE 6
Nanoanalytics 11-NAN 6
Laboratory Course Physical Technology of Material Synthesis 11-PPT 5
Coating Technologies based on Vapour Deposition 11-BVG 5
Molecular Materials (Lecture) 08-FU-MoMaV 5
Chemically and bio-inspired Nanotechnology for Material Synthesis 08-FU-NT 5
Nanoscale Materials 08-PCM3 5
Material Science 1 (Basic introduction) 08-FU-MaWi1 5
Material Science 2 (The Material Groups) 08-FU-MaWi2 5
Chemical Nanotechnology: Analytics and Applications 08-FU-NT-AA 5
Methods of non-destructive Material Testing 11-ZMB 4
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
     
Life Sciences    
Membranebiology of Plants for Advanced Students 07-4BFPS2 5
Methods in Biotechnology 07-4S1AMB 5
Aspects of molecular Biotechnology 07-4S1MOLB 5
Special Bioinformatics 1 07-4S1MZ6 5
Basics in Light- and Electron-Microscopy 07-4S1MZ1 5
Specific Biotechnology 2 07-5S2MZ4 10
Laboratory and Measurement Technology in Biophysics 11-LMB 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
     
Mathematics, Ttheory and Computer-aided Work    
Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Information 11-QUI 6
Introduction to Relativistic Physics and Classical Field Theory 11-RRF 6
Statistics, Data Analysis and Computer Physics 11-SDC 4
Numerical Mathematics 1 for students of other subjects 10-M-NUM1af 10
Numerical Mathematics 2 for students of other subjects 10-M-NUM2af 10
Programming course for students of Mathematics and other subjects 10-M-PRG 3
Computational Mathematics 10-M-COM 4
Mathematics 4 for Students of Physics and related Disciplines (Complex Analysis) 11-M-F 8
Theoretical Mechanics 11-T-M 8
Electrodynamics 11-T-E 8
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
     
Applied Physics    
Principles of two- and three-dimensional Röntgen imaging 11-ZDR 6
Imaging Methods at the Synchroton 11-BMS 6
Abbildende Sensoren im Infraroten 11-ASI 3
Imaging Sensors in Infrared 11-EBV 3
Laboratory and Measurement Technology 11-LMT 6
Introduction to Labview 11-LVW 6
Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion 08-FU-EEW 5
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Transferable Skills 20
     
Subject-Specific Transferable Skills (mandatory) FSQ 15
Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-M-MR 6
Seminar Quantum Technology 11-N-HS 5
Data and Error Analysis 11-P-FR1 2
Advanced and Computational Data Analysis 11-P-FR2 2
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
     
General Transferable Skills (elective) ASQ 5
MINT Preparatory Course Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-P-VKM 3
Fit for Industry 11-FFI 3
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 als 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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