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Curriculum

Preparatory Courses

The preparatory course "English for non-native speakers" is optional. It is intended to improve the English skills of the future students of this Master Course Program. For example, all students should be able to properly use the English science terminology, especially in the field of bio-physical-chemical sciences. In addition, non-native English speakers will have the opportunity to refresh their English language skills.

The "Leveling Course in Mathematics" is intended to provide student's with differing mathematical backgrounds the mathematical basics that are required to follow the first semester courses right from the start.

We strongly recommend participation in the Preparatory Courses. They will help you to study efficiently and successfully right from the start. In case, you have questions whether your participation is necessary, do not hesitate to contact us after (!) you received your confirmation to join this Master Course Program.

Both preparatory courses will typically start in early October. Details will be announced in the news section.

 

Mandatory courses

In the first two semesters, all students have to pass 7 mandatory courses (modules 3-9)

Elective Subjects

There are three elective courses available: "Concepts of Quantum Mechanics", "Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics," and "Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing" (modules 1, 2 and 10, respectively). In total, 10 credit points from these elective courses are required to obtain the total of 120 credit points necessary for this Master degree. Module 1: Concepts of Quantum Mechanics" includes an additional contact hour per week. This service is offered to encourage problem solving in small groups. The students will solve the problems independently, but have a supervisor available for advice.

 

International Course

The mandatory international practical course opens an excellent opportunity to conduct a research project at one of more than a dozen top universities or research institutions world wide. The students may propose a suitable place where to spend their time abroad. The final decision is made by the selection board based on the number of available places. This international experience will provide a further step towards high-quality education and research of the students of this Master Course Program. At this stage of the Program, the students have already gained theoretical and practical expertise in their field. This international internship program is a unique opportunity and will enable the students to further develop and improve their scientific, professional and personal skills. The International Course Program will be partly funded by the Master Course Program.

 

 

 

Nr.

Module

CH

Type

CP

Sem


 

 

L

E/S

Pr

 

 

0.

E

English for non-native speakers

3

2

 

p

0

 

M

Leveling Course in Mathematics

3

2

 

p

0

1.

1 a)

Concepts of Quantum Mechanics

2

1

-

e

5

 

2 a)

Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics

2

1

-

e

5

 

3

Dynamics and Simulation

2

1

5

c

9

 

4

Concepts of Spectroscopy 1

2

1

5

c

9

 

5

Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 1

2

1

-

c

5

 

Total

22 or 25 CH

8 (10)

4 (5)

10

 

28 or 33

2.

6

Electronic and Molecular Structure

2

1

5

c

9

 

7

Concepts of Spectroscopy 2

2

1

5

c

9

 

8

Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 2

2

2

-

c

5

 

9

Theoretical Spectroscopy

2

1

-

c

5

 

10 a)

Numerical Methods and Scientific Computing

2

1

-

e

5

 

Total

19 or 22 CH

8 (10)

4 (5)

10

 

28 or. 33

3.

11

International Course

-

-

14

c

14

 

12

Focal Point Practical

-

-

15

c

15

 

Total

29 CH

-

-

29

 

29

4.

13

Masters Thesis

 

 

 

c

30

Total

 

 

18

9

49

 

120

 

CH : contact hours; L : Lecture; E: Exercises; S: Seminar; Pr: Practical

Two out the three elective courses labelled by a) are required.

Access to the full module handbook is provided here

 

Course Types:

p: Preparation

e: Elective

c: Compulsory