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Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

BA Physics 180 ECTS

Bachelor's degree subject Physics (B. Sc., 180 ECTS)

Career Goals and Fields of Activity

Graduates of physics have a wide range of employment opportunities open to them, as their ability to analyse and solve complex problems enables them to familiarise themselves very quickly with less familiar subject complexes. Studying physics with a Master's degree therefore offers a wide range of opportunities. Graduates are versatile thanks to their interdisciplinary education and have the best and most secure job and career opportunities in a wide range of industries, such as

  • in industrial research and development centres
  • in teaching at schools, colleges and universities
  • as an IT expert both in companies and in self-employment
  • in the patent system (law firms and patent offices)
  • at management consultancies, financial service providers, insurance companies and banks
  • in the public service

Despite changing economic conditions, the opportunities on the labour market for graduates in physics are very good and have been for a long time.

Qualification Goals

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates possess the following competences:

  • Graduates have a capacity for abstraction, analytical thinking, problem-solving skills and the ability to structure complex interrelationships.
  • Graduates understand the basics and interrelationships of physics.
  • Graduates have knowledge of the mathematical and theoretical foundations of physics as well as the theoretical and experimental methods for gaining new insights.
  • Graduates have a broad basic knowledge of the most important areas of physics as well as in-depth knowledge in at least one area.
  • Graduates are able to familiarise themselves with new task areas with the help of specialist literature, to apply physical and mathematical methods under guidance to concrete experimental or theoretical physical tasks, to develop solution paths and to interpret and evaluate the results.
  • Graduates know the scientific way of working and are able to work on physical problems in compliance with the rules of good scientific practice.
  • Graduates are able to present and represent their knowledge and findings to a professional audience.

Scientific Qualification

Qualification Goal Implementation Target Achievement
Graduates understand the mathematical, theoretical and experimental foundations of physics and can apply them. basic lectures and exercises written examinations and individual oral examinations
Graduates can carry out experiments under guidance, analyse them and present and evaluate the results obtained. basic laboratory course colloquium, experimental performance, protocols
Graduates apply the theoretical and experimental methods they have learned under guidance to obtain new knowledge. project work for the BA thesis presentation and ihesis
Graduates are able to work on physical problems by applying the scientific working method and observing the rules of good scientific practice (documentation, error analysis). error calculation modules exercises and written exam
Graduates are able to present and represent their knowledge and findings to an expert audience. advanced seminar, project work for the BA thesis seminar lecture and presentation of the thesis
Graduates understand the mathematical, theoretical and experimental foundations of physics and can apply them. basic lectures and exercises written examinations and individual oral examinations
Graduates understand the essential connections and concepts of the individual sub-fields of physics. two-semester modules oral examinations, BA thesis
Graduates are able to familiarise themselves with new fields of activity with the help of specialist literature, to apply physical and mathematical methods under guidance to concrete experimental or theoretical physical tasks, to develop solutions and to interpret and evaluate the results. advanced seminar, project work for the BA thesis seminar lecture and presentation of the thesis
Graduates possess the ability to abstract, think analytically, problem-solve and structure complex contexts. basic lectures and exercises oral, inter-semester module examinations, BA thesis

Ability to take up gainful employment

Qualification Goals Implementation Target Achievement
Graduates are able to present and represent their knowledge and findings to an expert audience. advanced seminar, BA thesis seminar lecture and presentation of the thesis
Graduates are able to work together constructively and in a goal-oriented manner in a heterogeneous team, to use different and divergent views productively to achieve goals and to resolve conflicts that arise (teamwork skills). internships, exercises, project work for the BA thesis experiments and protocols, exercises in groups of two, BA thesis
Graduates will be able to apply their acquired competences in different intercultural contexts and in international teams. project work for the BA thesis BA thesis
Graduates are able to prepare and present problems and their solutions in a target group-oriented manner and also in a foreign language. modules of the ASQ pool, the FSQ area, language courses, seminars seminar talk, presentation, report
Graduates are able to apply physical and mathematical methods under guidance to concrete experimental or theoretical physical tasks, to develop solutions and to interpret and evaluate the results. advanced seminar, project work for the BA thesis seminar lecture and presentation of the thesis
Graduates know the most important requirements and working methods in the industrial environment and in research and development. specific compulsory elective modules, e.g. "Fit for Industry". seminar presentation, written examination and/or individual oral examination
Graduates are able to analyse and solve more complex problems and to familiarise themselves very quickly with less familiar subject complexes. advanced seminar, project work for the BA thesis seminar lecture and presentation of the thesis

Personality Development

Qualification Goals Implementation Target Achievement
Graduates know and observe the rules of good scientific practice. BA thesis written BA thesis
Graduates are able to present and represent their knowledge and findings to an expert audience. advanced seminar, BA thesis seminar lecture and presentation of the BA thesis

Empowerment for social engagement

Qualification Goals Implementation Target Achievement
Graduates are able to critically reflect on scientific developments and to assess their effects on the economy, society and the environment (technology assessment). specific elective modules (e.g. energy technology, LHC, etc. ) seminar lecture, written examination and/or individual oral examination
Graduates have expanded their knowledge of economic, social, scientific, cultural, etc. issues and are able to take a well-founded position. The graduates have expanded their knowledge of economic, social, scientific, cultural, etc. issues and are able to take a well-founded position. current references in courses to modules seminar lecture and presentation of the thesis
Graduates develop the willingness and ability to contribute their competences to participatory processes and to actively participate in decision-making. commissions and student council committee work and meetings