FAQ on Academic Issues
Irregular Study Paths and Deviations from the Curriculum
Students who do not complete all of the course work required in the curriculum for a semester due to illness or other reasons must adjust their course of studies to their personal situation.
Virtual Option for the "Rundlauf" for Acceptance of a Ph.D. Thesis
Contact restrictions during the CoViD-19 pandemic limit the candidates possibilities to obtain the required votes in the classic "Rundlauf" by personal meetings. Hence virtual options are put to the test.
Academic Progress Check in the Study Programs at Physics Department
In principle exams you did not pass may be repeated as often as required – apart from exams of the first year in the Bachelor program (GOP) and required additional fundamental subjects assigned during aptitude assessment for a Master program. But each semester a specified amount of ECTS credits are required which in turn requires the passing of exams.
Proof of Language Proficiency for Application to the Master Programs
With the application to a Master program you need to provide proof of sufficient language skills.
Notes on Publication-Based (Cumulative) Dissertation
Due to possible incompatibility of a publication-based dissertation with the common practices in Physics and resulting current disadvantages and imponderables we strongly commend Ph.D. candidates to hand in a classical monograph.
Ranking of Student Cohorts in the Master’s Programs Physics
In addition to the ECTS grading table issued after completion of the studies students in the Master's programs Physics may receive a ranking within their student cohort at the Dean’s Office.
Course registration (lectures, exercises, student seminars and lab courses)
Registration for lectures, exercises and student seminars is not required in most cases. But there are many benefits. Only for the Physics lab courses registration is mandatory.
"External" Final Theses or Research Phases in Physics Programs
Possible supervisors for the final thesis (research phase) in a Physics program are the university teachers of the Physics Department only. But these may cooperate with colleagues from other departments, national or international universities, or with external research institutions as well as private companies.
Guided Tours for Students in the FRM II
The Research Neutron Source Heinz-Maier Leibnitz (FRM II) offers all physics students the possibility to gain deeper insight into the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz.
Proof Reading Service of TUM Graduate School
TUM Graduate School offers a proofreading service for Ph.D. candidates for scientific publications.
Good Scientific Practice
To introduce the beginning scientists at the Physics Department into the important topic of Good Scientific Practice the Faculty Graduate Center organizes a workshop once per semester. This page offers material and further reading.
Internationalisation funds of the TUM Graduate school
The TUM Graduate School provides funds for doctoral candidates so that they can attend international conferences and research visits abroad.
Extension of the Thesis’ Deadline
If it is impossible for you to meet the deadline to hand in your thesis due to a reason outside your responsibility, the examination board may grant an extension.
ECTS Grading Table for the Bachelor’s Program in Physics
The grading table according to ECTS gives statistics over all past degrees awarded in the Bachelor’s program in Physics. It thus offers the possibility to rank the own degree.
ECTS Grading Table for the Physics Master’s Programs
The grading table according to ECTS gives statistics over all past degrees awarded in the Physics Master’s programs. It thus offers the possibility to rank the own degree.
Cubicles for Bachelor Students
The Physics Department offers a limited amount of office desks with desktop computers for students during their Bachelor’s Thesis.