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Intercultural Competencies

Module SE1005

This Module is offered by Department MSE.

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

SE1005 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.

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

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
60 h 15 h 2 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Raising Awareness for intra- and intercultural situations in the German university context, Knowledge transfer on the intercultural background, reflection of daily life situations by case study work, dealing with intercultural irritations, working on strategies for the cooperation in international teams

Learning Outcome

After the workshop students are able to reflect own and foreign culture standards, to analyze the challenges with stereotyping in the intercultural context and are competent to deal with cultural differences and possible conflicts. The students are able to put social competencies in their daily life and to develop them in further practice. International students can better integrate in the university system, in society and in business context. Furthermore they know strategies to work successfully together in their daily study environment.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Successful in International Teams singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

case examples, simulations, group work, presentations


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

active participation during the workshop, Learning diary (2-5 pages, the learning diary serves for documentation, awerness and reflexion as well as interaction of their attitude)
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