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Design and Control of Experiments using LabView for M.Sc. Students

Module PH1420

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

PH1420 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.

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

  • Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for Biophysics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering 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 60 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1420 is Laura Fabbietti.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


For preparation of your Bachelor or Master thesis you get a comprehensive introduction to sensors,
data acquisition and control in experimental physics. The seminar includes several lab courses and
individual small group projects for you to solve. After an introduction to graphical programming with
LabView you will master small programs for measurement and control.

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in the module the student can apply the basic methods of
measurement, data acquisition and control to solve a wide range of experimental tasks. They have
learned about graphical programming with LabView and the usage of various functionalities as well
as experimental techniques in different fields of research.


Interest in experimental work

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

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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.

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