Materials Science

Module PH0022 [AEP Expert 2]

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2017 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2017SS 2014SS 2011

Basic Information

PH0022 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Mandatory Modules in Bachelor Programme Physics (6th Semester, Specialization AEP)

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0022 is Jonathan Finley.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


This course is designed for Bachelor Students in the 6th semester following the Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) program at TUM. We will study the physics and properties of modern materials with an emphasis on their mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical, optical and magnetic properties.  More information can be found at this link on the Walter Schottky Institut homepage, where downloads will also be successively made available

Learning Outcome

After successfully completing the course students will be in a position to understand why controlling the micro- and nano-structure of materials like insulators, semiconductors, non-magnetic and magnetic metals can lead to fundamentally new physical, thermal, electronic and optical properties. Moreover, students will learn how a range of modern materials structuring and processing technologies such as thin film growth, electron and optical lithography, etching, nano-manipulation and self-assembly routinely allow the construction of complex systems where novel physical and quantum effects can be exploited to build devices with entirely new functionalities. 


Solid-state physics Intro is a prerequisite for this course

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 3 Materialwissenschaften Finley, J. Mittwoch, 14:00–16:00
Freitag, 10:00–12:00
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

The lecture will be held in a compact form in the first half of the SS2016.  Content of the lecture will be extended via tutorials in which worked examples will be presented and students will have the chance to discuss with their tutor.


The lecture will be presented as a frontal lecture using mostly PPT and OneNote.  A script will be provided to accompany the course.  


see script

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested in an oral exam. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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