Master's Work Experience (AEP)
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|
PH1074 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter 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 PH1074 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 topic in the field of physics of applied physics. The topic and methodology characterize the qualification profile of the study program in a special way. Possible areas of research are based on the main research areas of the Department of Physics and the special offer of the professors. Topics are e.g.applied solid state physics (magnetism, semiconductors, ...), nanomaterials and soft matter physics, energy science, experimental techniques in high energy physics (e.g. detector physics), applied plasma physics and many more.
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 applied physics. 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
|PP||6||Master's Work Experience (AEP)||
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. Within the framework of the supervisor interviews, a project plan for the intended Master's thesis will be elaborated and a project outline drawn up.
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.
If both points are fulfilled, the module is passed.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.