Seminar to Renewable Energies

Module PH1337

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.

Basic Information

PH1337 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

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

  • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for the Bachelor's programme Physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 40 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1337 is Martin Stutzmann.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


This seminar accompanies the lecture on Renewable Energy and will provide particularly interested students with the opportunity to give an own presentation on a special topic of particular relevance. A list of potential topics includes energy distribution and smart power grids, technical realization of high volume energy storage, physics of the sun, nanostructures for efficient energy conversion, etc.

Learning Outcome

By successful participation in the module the students can

  • use and critically evaluate the basic methods of web-based literature and information retrieval
  • condense primary knowlegde from scientific papers into a presentation and optimize their own presentation skills
  • aquire additional in-depth knowledge about imprtant topics in the field of renewable energies.


Regular participation in the Lecture Renewable Energies

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

PS 2 Seminar to Renewable Energies Stutzmann, M. Freitag, 13:15–15:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

Preparing and presenting a 30-45 min scientific talk, beamer presentation, discussion with advisor and audience,  individual literature studies and evaluations


Power point or pdf presentation materials, complementary literature and web-based information


Specialized literature to the individual topics of the seminar talks will be provided, complemented by an active own literature search of the students.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.

Exam Repetition

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

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