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Ranking of Student Cohorts in the Bachelor’s Program Physics

In addition to the ECTS grading table issued after completion of the studies students in the Bachelor's program Physics may receive a ranking within their student cohort at the Dean’s Office.

The  final documents will be issued by the  examination office Garching, including the "grading table", which shows your  final grade and predicate in relation to the graduates of the last two years. The "grading table" carries its own page header, is numbered separately and will not be referenced in the other documents.

In addition students in the Bachelor's program can receive a ranking at the Dean's office.

Semester Ranking in the Bachelor’s program 2018 and later

Starting 2018 we issue semester rankings according to the new TUM default system. At first students of 5th (or 4th) semester in WS 2017/8 may obtain such a ranking, and from SS 2018 on all students of 1st to 6th semester (for a winter semester rankings are available for 1st to 5th semester only).

The individual rankings are issued by Sabine Ging at the Dean’s Office, visiting hours Mo–Fr 08:30–13:30 Uhr. Please keep in mind that all exams from this semester need to be finalized. Hence semester rankings for summer semester are available not before mid-November regularly and rankings for the winter semester not before mid-May.

Ranking method

The modules included in the ranking for a semester and the credits expected after the respective semester are given in the following table.

Semesterincluded modulescredits expected
1modules from GOP part 125 CP
2modules from GOP50 CP
3all modules included in the Bachelor’s program90 CP
4all modules included in the Bachelor’s program120 CP
5all modules included in the Bachelor’s program150 CP
6all modules included in the Bachelor’s program180 CP

As ranking parameter the average of the included, graded module exams the student passed weighted by credits is calculated. If the student did not achieve the credits expected in this semester in the included modules missing credits are included in the ranking parameter with the virtual grade 4,1.

As reference we use all students enrolled or on-leave in the respective semester at the registration deadline for the first examination period of the semester (15th of January in WS, 30th of June in SS). Furthermore we add to this reference the singular students with one semester below due to on-leave semester in the past.

To improve comparability with students of other programs/universities without strict fundamentals exams in the rankings for semester 2 to 6 we give the respective student count in the starting semester.

Semester Ranking in the Bachelor's program until WS 2017/8

In addition to the grading table the Physics Department offers students in the first four semesters of the Bachelor's program a semester ranking. This will be normalised on the student count at the beginning of the studies. Hence putting the grades into a sensible relation.

A semester ranking is only available for students who passed all three requred modules of the semester after the second examination period. The grade is the CP weighted average. See the following table.

Semester rankings and included required modules

 Module (CP)Module (CP)Module (CP)Ranking
1. FS (GOP1) PH0001 (9) MA9201 (8) MA9202 (8) Example
2. FS (GOP2) PH0002 (9) PH0005 (8) MA9203 (8) Example
3. FS PH0003 (8) PH0006 (8) MA9204 (8) Example
4. FS PH0004 (8) PH0007 (9) CH1104 (6) Example

The rankings are issued by Sabine Ging at the Dean’s Office, visiting hours Mo–Fr 08:30–13:30 Uhr.

Due to the different possibilities in the further studies there will not be any rankings for the 5th or 6th semester. After the 6th semester (more precisely the end of studies) the degree is ranked by the grading table included in the final documents.

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