Physics (Bachelor of Science)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 Semesters|
|Internship: Laboratory courses: several introductory and advanced lab course in experimental physics and computer simulations (see course program)|
|Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)|
Application Deadline: September 15 (for winter semester); March 15 (for summer semester).|
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
The B.Sc. Physics degree programme consists of an orientation subject area, a mandatory subject area (Elementary and Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Laboratories), and an elective subject area.
Until the end of the second semester, at least one module of the mandatory must have been successfully completed.
Please find detailed information on the programme in the module handbook.
Further information on the department may be found at www.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
How to Prepare for the Programme
For a beginning, start with TU Darmstadt's own specific Online Self-Assessment tool.
As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, there is a mathematischer Vorkurs (supporting mathematics course for beginners).
In advance/additionally it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Physics.
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
Physics is a fundamental science with the objective of quantitatively comprehending nature and describing it by means of universal laws. Physical findings have shaped our scientific view of the world. At the same time, they are the basis for technical advancement of our society.
Apart from a mathematical-physical aptitude, the preconditions of the programme include an interest in science, curiosity, and the ability to study and work independently. Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
Physicists work in internationally networked research groups.
The language of modern science is English and spoken by all members of faculty. Nevertheless, all course are taught in German and sufficient language skills are required.
However, students should not only show an interest in findings and application, but also in physical methodology, as the significance of methodology in physics is comparable to that of the actual findings. Physicists can be employed in different professional fields not least because the interaction of theory and experiment first developed in physics set an example for many other scientific disciplines.
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General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further questions please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Physics (M.Sc.) (Physik, M.Sc.)|
From experience, the range of activities for graduates of the Physics programme is constantly expanding. Physicists work, for instance, in the fields of fundamental and industrial research, application-oriented development, on planning and examination assignments in the industry and administration, in the fields of consultancy and sales, in the banking sector, in politics and management, and in academic teaching. The different fields of activity require innovative solutions and examine new types of problems. In order to fulfill the requirements for such duties, the students need to obtain sufficiently broad fundamental knowledge of Experimental and Theoretical Physics and of the Mathematics necessary for it. Current examples for the fast implementation of findings of physical research into technical applications are semiconductor technology and optoelectronics as the foundation for communications and data technology, and laser physics as the foundation for modern optics and material processing and for medical applications.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) (German Physical Society)
DPG-Studie “Physikerinnen und Physiker im Beruf” (2016) (“Physicists in the job market in Germany”, DPG 2016)