Lab Course in Experimental Physics for Engineering

Module PH9014

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

PH9014 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered every semester.

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

  • Service Modules for Students of other Disciplines

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

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
60 h 45 h 2 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9014 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Realisation of six physics-experiments (out of eight experiments) from various topics in physics:

  1. mechanics
  2. electrical measurement
  3. magnetism
  4. optics
  5. nuclear physics

Learning Outcome

After passing the module the student is able to:

  1. prepare for a physics experiment self-dependently
  2. carry out physics experiments systematically
  3. master the measurement techniques necessary for the experiment
  4. write a lab report meeting the requirements of scientific work
  5. handle experimental data and analyse the results
  6. comprehend and analyse the physics fundamentals and correlations


PH9024 Experimental Physics for Engineering

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The lab course is carried out in groups of 2 students at prepared experimental setups. A supervisor is permanently present for assistance at any experiment.


lab experiments

manual und electronic data acquisition


-manual to the experiments of the Lab Course in Experimental Physics for Engineering

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Students have to pass six physics-experiments (out of eight experiments) successfully. An experiment has been passed if the following elements are all carried out successfully:

  • in advance short written test about the fundamentals of the experiment
  • realisation of the experiment according to the lab course manual
  • documentation of experimental data and analysis of the results

Thus students show that they are able to do self-dependent a physics-experiment and to gain useful experimental data.

In addition the student has to show in three short discussions with the supervisor belonging to three of the six performed experiments (at the student's own option) that she / he understands the experimental data and realises the context to the physics topic.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.