Physics Lab Course for Food Chemistry

Module PH9023

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

PH9023 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered irregular.

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)
90 h  h 3 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9023 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Realisation of six physics-experiments from various topics in physics:

  1. mechanics
  2. electrical measurement
  3. thermodynamics
  4. magnetism
  5. optics
  6. 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. apply fundamental physics measurement techniques and systems
  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


-Experimental Physics 1

-Experimental Physics 2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

PR 4 Physikalisches Praktikum für Lebensmittelchemie Hauptner, A.
Leitung/Koordination: Fierlinger, P.
Termine in Gruppen

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 Physics Lab Course for Food Chemistry

-continuative literature denoted in the manual

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

1. Students have to carry out six physics-experiments successfully. Each experiment covers the following individual performances:

  • 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

Each experiment will be graded and has to be passed (grade 4,0 or better). For the grade of an experiment all individual performances from above are relevant.

2. To three of the six experiments (at the student's own option) a short oral exam has to be done and will be graded. Each oral exam has to be passed (grade 4,0 or better).

The grade of the whole module will be calculated as unweighted mean value from the grades of the four best graded experiments and the grades of the three oral exams.

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