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Your Bachelor in Physics at TUM

Our Bachelor is a science-oriented program, which provides students with a solid educational background in physics. After a common fundamentals phase during the first four semesters, follows the individual specialization in the last year.

Our German-taught program provides our students with a very stong theoretical and experimental basis in physics, enabling them to continue their education in one of our consecutive Master programs and deal with current research topics. Beyond this option, our Bachelor program also highly qualifies students for many other disciplines at TUM.

Flyer "Study and Research Opportunities at TUM Physics Department" (PDF)

Fundamentals Phase (Semester 1 to 4)

During the first four semesters, all our Bachelor students take the same core courses in mathematics, experimental physics, theoretical physics, chemistry and informatics.

A unique feature offered by our deparment is the mentoring program for Bachelor students. Each of our professors has a small group of mentees, being their contact person in any question related to their studies and beyond.

Semester 1

ModulesWorkload
PH0001 Experimental Physics 1 (Mechanics) 9 CP
MA9201 Mathematics for Physicists 1 (Linear Algebra) 8 CP
MA9202 Mathematics for Physicists 2 (Analysis 1) 8 CP
PH0009 Basic Lab Course Part 1 5 CP

Semester 2

ModulesWorkload
PH0002 Experimental Physics 2 (Electromagnetismus) 9 CP
PH0005 Theoretical Physics 1 (Classical Mechanics) 8 CP
MA9203 Mathematics for Physicists 3 (Analysis 2) 8 CP
PH0010 Basic Lab Course Part 2 5 CP

Semester 3

ModulesWorkload
PH0003 Experimental Physics 3 (Optics and Quantum Physics) 8 CP
PH0006 Theoretical Physics 2 (Electrodynamics) 8 CP
MA9204 Mathematics for Physicists (Analysis 3) 8 CP
IN8008 Introduction to Scientific Programming 4 CP

Semester 4

ModulesWorkload
PH0004 Experimental Physics 4 (Atomic Physics and Thermodynamics) 8 CP
PH0007 Theoretical Physics 3 (Quantum Mechanics) 9 CP
CH1104 Chemistry for Physicists 6 CP
Soft Skills (open elective catalog) 4 CP
PH0011 Basic Lab Course Part 3 5 CP

Specialization Phase (Semester 5 and 6)

During the fifth and sixth semester, the general education is completed and a first focus in the studies is set. The possible specializations correspond to the four consecutive Master programs offered in the deparment, which also reflect the research topics in physics at Campus Garching:

  • Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics (KTA),
  • Condensed Matter Physics (KM),
  • Biophysics (BIO) and
  • Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP).

The structure of all four curricula is similar and ensures that besides this first specialization all graduates qualify for all our consecutive Master programs.

KTA

Semester 5

ModulesWorkload
PH0014 Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics 1 9 CP
PH0019 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics 8 CP
PH0008 Theoretical Physics 4A (Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics) 9 CP
Advanced Lab Course 6 CP

Semester 6

ModulesWorkload
PH0015 Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics 2 9 CP
Student Seminar (elective catalog) 4 CP
Bachelor's Thesis 12 CP
Bachelor's Colloquium 3 CP

KM

Semester 5

ModulesWorkload
PH0017 Condensed Matter Physics 1 9 CP
PH0016 Introduction to Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics 8 CP
PH0008 Theoretical Physics 4A (Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics) 9 CP
Advanced Lab Course 6 CP

Semester 6

ModulesWorkload
PH0018 Condensed Matter Physics 2 9 CP
Student Seminar (elective catalog) 4 CP
Bachelor's Thesis 12 CP
Bachelor's Colloquium 3 CP

BIO

Semester 5

ModulesWorkload
PH0016 Introduction to Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics 8 CP
PH0019 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics 8 CP
PH0008 Theoretical Physics 4A (Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics) 9 CP
Advanced Lab Course 6 CP

Semester 6

ModulesWorkload
PH0020 Biophysics 10 CP
Student Seminar (elective catalog) 4 CP
Bachelor's Thesis 12 CP
Bachelor's Colloquium 3 CP

AEP

Semester 5

ModulesWorkload
PH0016 Introduction to Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics 8 CP
PH0019 Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics 8 CP
PH0008 Theoretical Physics 4A (Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics) 9 CP
Advanced Lab Course 6 CP

6. Semester

ModulesWorkload
PH0021 Energy Science 5 CP
PH0022 Materials Science 5 CP
Student Seminar (elective catalog) 4 CP
Bachelor's Thesis 12 CP
Bachelor's Colloquium 3 CP
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