FAQ on Academic Issues
Starting a Degree Program in Physics in WS 2019/20
Physics Department and TUM want to make your start in the degree programs as easy as possible. We are hence offering several special events for beginners.
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.
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.
"External" Final Theses or Research Phases in Physics Programs
Possible supervisors for the final thesis (reseach 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.
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 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.
Leave of Absence
Upon request, students can be granted a leave of absence from a regular study program for important reasons.
End of Studies and Degree Certificate
Upon completion of all exams and course work necessary to pass the study the examination office hands out the final documents.
Elite Master's Program in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
The Elite Master's Programm in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP) is offered together with LMU Munich. As a student of TMP you may take any of the courses offered by our Physics Department.
You may transfer credits from coursework and exams from previous studies or a stay abroad, if these or equivalent achievements are also part of your study program at TUM.
Legal Basis for Degree Programs and Doctoral Studies at the Physics Department
Academic and examinations regulations for degree programs and doctoral studies are laid down in the statutes of TUM. English versions are not legally binding documents, only the German versions are.
Requirements on the Electronically Submitted Thesis
There are only very few requirements on the format of the electronically submitted thesis.
Studies Related Dates and Deadlines
Wichtige Termine und Fristen für das Studium am Physik-Department der TUM. Verbindlich sind stets nur die offiziellen Bekanntmachungen, beachten Sie dazu auch die Seite "Termine und Fristen" des SSZ. Soweit verfügbar finden Sie hier auch den Stundenplan für das Physik-Studium.
Exam Periods and Registration Deadlines
Exams are organized in the usual periods. The exam for each module can be taken on two occasions during an academic year.