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CURRICULUM

Preparatory Course

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.

Mandatory Courses

In the first two semesters, all students have to pass six mandatory courses (modules 3-5 and 7-9).

Elective Subjects

Seven elective courses are available: "Concepts of Quantum Mechanics", "Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics", "Biomolecular Simulation", "Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 2", "Methods of Structural Analysis", "Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance", and "Scientific Programming Methods for Chemists". In total, 15 credit points from these elective courses are required to obtain the total of 120 credit points necessary for this Master degree. That is, three out of seven courses are required. 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 worldwide. 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.

Curriculum

Access to the module handbook is provided here.

Sem.

No.

Module

L

E/S

P

Type

CP

Responsible

1

E

Scientific English for non-native speakers

2

2

-

optional

 

Language Center (ZFA)

 

1

Concepts of Quantum Mechanics a

2

1

-

EC

5

Physics

 

2

Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics a

2

1

-

EC

5

ICAMS

 

3

Dynamics and Simulation

2

1

5

RC

9

ThC

 

4

Concepts of Spectroscopy 1

2

1

5

RC

9

PC/PTT

 

5

Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 1

2

1

-

RC

5

OC

 

6

Biomolecular Simulation a

2

1

-

EC

5

ThC

 

 

22-25 wch

8-10

4-5

10

 

28-33

 

2

7

Electronic and Molecular Structure Theory

2

1

5

RC

9

ThC

 

8

Concepts of Spectroscopy 2

2

1

5

RC

9

PC/TeC

 

9

Theoretical Spectroscopy

2

1

-

RC

5

ThC

 

10

Concepts of Molecular Chemistry 2 a

2

1

-

EC

5

AC

 

11

Methods of Structural Analysis a

2

1

-

EC

5

AC

 

12

Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance a

2

1

-

EC

5

RESOLV

 

13

Scientific Programming Methods for Chemists a

2

1

-

EC

5

PC

 

 

22-25 wch

8-10

4-5

10

 

28-33

 

3

14

International Course

-

-

14

RC

14

International Partners

 

15

Focal Point Practical

-

-

15

RC

15

Participating groups

 

 

29 wch

-

-

29

 

29

 

4

16

Master’s Thesis

 

 

 

RC

30

Participating groups

Total

 

 

18

9

49

 

120

 

 

Notes:

a) three out of the seven elective courses must be taken.

 

L: lecture; E: exercise session; P: practical; CP: credit points; EC: elective course (Wahlpflichtveranstaltung); RC: required course (Pflichtveranstaltung); wch: weekly contact hours (Semesterwochenstunden); SuS: summer semester, WiS: winter semester.

New or substantially modified courses in bold face.

The lecture period comprises 15 weeks in the winter semester, 13 weeks in the summer semester.