General-Education Subjects in Physics Programs
In all Physics programs course work from the "General-Education Subjects" complement the Physics education. Students in the Bachelor’s program Physics and the Master’s program Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics collect at least 4 CP, students in the Master’s programs Physics at least 3 CP (if you started your studies in SS 2018 or before only 2 CP). You do not need to take the modules in exactly the semesters in which they are listed in the study plan.
The ECTS credits of successfully finished modules are summed up. The course work "General-Education Subjects" is completed as soon as the sum is 4 CP respectively 3 CP or more. If single modules were graded theses grades are not included in the total grade for the Bachelor’s or Master’s examination. "General-Education Subjects" count to the total credit balance up to 4 CP respectively 3 CP – even if you take more modules from this area.
Lecture Series "Introduction to Current Aspects of Scientific Research" for Bachelor Students
Students of forth semester in the Bachelor’s program Physics are strongly encouraged to visit the lecture series "Introduction to Current Aspects of Scientific Research". The series gives an overview of scientific areas covered at the Physics Department. Henceforth it substantiates the choice for an area of concentration upcoming in the fifth semester. The module PH0050 Lecture Series "Introduction to Current Aspects of Scientific Research" has a workload of 1 CP. Students thus need to choose at least one other module to obtain the required 4 CP of "Soft Skills" in their studies.
Necessary condition for the CP entry is the participation in the science discussions following the lectures (you may miss six lectures) and the registration for the TUMonline exam (this is possible in summer and once again in the following winter semester with the usual TUM default deadlines). Please take the remarks on the lecture organisation given at the first date into account.
The lecture series takes place during summer semester usually Wednesdays at 14:00 in the main lecture hall in Physics Department (Rudolf-Mößbauer-Hörsaal).
General-Education Subjects (including "Soft Skills")
The catalog currently includes the modules listed in the table below (see the curriculum in TUMonline as well).
The catalog is open for additions. Suitable modules not yet contained can be included on short notice. If you would like to take a module not yet included in the catalog please contact the assistant to the Dean of Studies Philipp H. v. Loewenfeld (Raum PH 2048, Tel. -12344) as soon as possible but before exam registration in TUMonline. Please include the module number in your request.
Apart from classical "Soft Skills" for Physics students regularly all modules humanities and social sciences can be included into the catalog of general education subjects. We can not include modules when modules with similar content are already part of the curriculum of Physics Bachelor or Master programs (e. g. as mandatory module or in the elective catalog of non-physics courses) – hence especially modules from the meighboring sciences (Mathematics, Chemistry, Engineering, …) are not general education subjects.
Language Courses of the Language Center
In general all language courses of the Language Center can be included in the catalog for "General-Education Subjects" in the Bachelor’s program Physics and the Master’s programs in Physis. German language courses are only possible in the Master’s program taught in English (Applied & Engineering Physics). Starting SS 2018 in the Bachelor’s program more than 3 CP may come from language courses.
Currently the following modules of language courses are included in the study programs’ trees in TUMonline. If you would like to take a language course that is not listed here please contact the assistant to the Dean of Studies Philipp H. v. Loewenfeld (Raum PH 2048, Tel. -12344) as soon as possible but before exam registration in TUMonline. If possible please include the module number in your request.
Notes on Credit of Courses from Different Universities
In extraordinary cases credits can be accepted for modules of different universities. Necessary requirement is obviously that the course topic fits into the catalog for General-Education Subjects. Please keep in mind the general notes on Credit of Exams and Course Work and contact the assistant to the Dean of Studies Philipp H. v. Loewenfeld (Raum PH 2048, Tel. -12344) as soon as possible.