Master's Work Experience (KM)
Module version of WS 2018/9 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2018/9||SS 2011|
PH1071 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|420 h||150 h||14 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH1071 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
The Master's training is part of the research phase in which the students work on a current question in an area of condensed matter physics. The topic and methodology characterize the qualification profile of the study program in a special way. Possible topics are based on the research foci of the Physics Department and the special offer of the professors. Topics are e.g. nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, magnetism and spin phenomena, semiconductor physics, energy materials, physics of soft matter, physics of correlated systems, surface and interface physics, multi-particle phenomena and many more. Both experimental and theoretical topics are possible, ranging from the physical basics to appklied issues in manufacturing and measurement processes.
The Master's training serves the learning of special subject-specific methods, which are necessary for the realisation of a Master's thesis in the field of condensed matter. For experimental topics, these are usually specific preparation and measurement skills as well as methods for data evaluation. For theoretically oriented topics, students learn the necessary analytical and numerical methods that are necessary for research work in the corresponding focus area.
After the Master's Work Experience students are able to
- apply the theoretical or experimental methods needed for the chosen research area
- to analyse, evaluate and discuss the results of these methods
Admission to the module requires that all additional module requirements that are specified in the letter of admission to the Master's programme in Physics (Physics of Condensed Matter) have been met.
It is recommended that at least 40 ECTS from the modules of the specialization phase in the Master's programme Physics (Physics of Condensed Matter) have been successfully completed.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|FO||6||Master's Work Experience (KM)||
Responsible/Coordination: Fierlinger, P.
Learning and Teaching Methods
The module consists of participation in the working world of a research group dealing with experimental or theoretical topics. The students learn their special subject-specific methods, which are deepened in supervisor discussions, in discussions and in independent literature studies.
Scientific set up, computer, specific software, simulations
Current scientific publications on the specific topic - detailed information from the respective supervisor
Description of exams and course work
The module will take the form of an ungraded academic achievement. Students show in the daily use of the technical tools (experiments/software/simulations) as well as by first data analysis and discussions of the progress with the supervisor that they understand the contects and can apply the subject-specific methods. In a final discussion with the supervisor it will be checked whether the project planned for the master thesis makes sense and is feasible.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.