Master's Colloquium (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||WS 2011/2|
PH1091 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)|
|150 h||h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH1091 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Students prepare on their own a presentation in which they present their Master's thesis. The presentation is followed by a disputation on the topic of the Master's thesis, which extends to the further area of condensed matter physics.
In the master colloquium the student shows his/her ability to
- present the essential elements of the thesis in a scientific presentation,
- to respond to critical objections
- to justify the own position and approach towards others.
Master's thesis (PH1081)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
The module consists mainly of self-study hours for the students to prepare themselves for the talk about the master thesis as well as for the disputation following the talk.
Use of own recordings, topic- and subject-specific media, computers, presentation tools
Master's Thesis and references therein.
Description of exams and course work
The student gives a talk of 30 minutes about the Master thesis. This is followed by a 30-minute disputation on the topic of the Master's thesis, which extends to the other fields which are connected to the Master's thesis.
In the talk the students show that they are able to present and explain the topic, classify and evaluate the solution approaches, discuss and defend the project and the results in a scientific discussion.
A repetition of the master colloquium is possible according to the relevant regulations of the FPSO.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.