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Curriculum

Overview

The curriculum imparts to our students the knowledge and abilities for a future work in industry or research institutes.

The course is designed to provide the professional as well as the multidisciplinary competences which are required for a successful career. This includes knowledge in science and engineering as well as key qualifications.

Depending on the prerequisites of each individual student the first semester includes postgraduate foundation modules on advanced topics of applied physics or precision engineering.

Depending on the prerequisites of each individual student the first semester includes postgraduate foundation modules on advanced topics of applied physics or precision engineering.

From semester two the students choose four out of eight elective modules: Materials for Sensores and Electronics, Micro- and Nanotechnology, Optical Instruments, Gas Sensing and Aerosol Measurement, FEM and Simulation, Advanced 3D-Design, Precision Instrumentation and Scientific Computing. The language of instruction of the entire curriculum is English.

Semester three includes a research internship and the fourth semester students the work on a master's thesis in which a research project or a high-tech development project is performed. The research work for the internship and the master's thesis can be done in our university, in one of our partner universities, in a research centre or in a research department in industry.
It is jointly supervised by the according institution and our university.

The curriculum has a modular structure.
Credit points are granted following the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for every successfully finished module. This system facilitates the recognition of course modules studied at different universities.

Complete Course Overview

Sem.Module 1Module 2Module 3Module 4Module 5
1

Required elective modules I

Physical Materials Diagnostics​Quality ManagementScientific Writing and Presentation​Non-technical module I / German​ I
2Required elective modules IISoft Skills​Non-technical module II / German II​
3Research Internship
4Master Thesis ​​​Colloquium

Postgradual Basis Modules

 

 

Required elective modules I:

for graduates in e.g. Precision EngineeringSolid State
Physics
​Microsystems Engineering​ Electronic Hardware Systems​ ​
for graduates in e.g. Physics EngineeringDesign of
Precision Devices ​
Introduction to FEM​​ Electronic Hardware Systems​ ​
​for graduates in e.g.
Electrical Engineering
Design of
Precision Devices​
Introduction to FEM​​ Solid State Physics​

Recommended Elective Modules

 

Recommended Required elective modules II

Materials for Sensors and Electronics​Micro- and NanotechnologyOptical InstrumentsGas Sensing and Aerosol Measurement​

FEM and Simulation

Advanced 3D-Design

​ ​Precision Instrumentation

Scientific Computing​

Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning