Study profile and degree programmes

Teaching at the department is characterised both by the education of physics students with Bachelor's, Master's and teaching degrees (Gymnasium), as well as by service events for students of the engineering and natural science departments. A wide range of measures have been implemented in recent years to continue to ensure high-quality, innovative education that also imparts social competences.

Degree programmes

For example, the number of physics students within the standard period of study has risen by 80% since 2010. Similar, and in some cases even higher, growth figures can be reported from the service sector. In response, considerable efforts have been made in recent years to ensure that the high number of students continues to receive a high-quality education.

In particular, our Bachelor's and Master's programs in physics, which have been in existence since 2003 and were last successfully evaluated in 2015, have been further expanded. This expansion is taking place, for example, in the direction of close collaborations with neighboring universities, e.g. within the framework of a collaboration agreement with the University of Frankfurt and Mainz. In addition, the interdisciplinary environment within the TU Darmstadt has been integrated even more strongly into the teaching activities of the Physics Department. Here, the TU-wide interdisciplinary projectKIVA (Competence Orientation through Interdisciplinary Networking from the Very Beginning) plays a decisive role.

Regardless of these efforts, the department attaches great importance to high quality teaching. The focus here is equally on basic and method-oriented education. This also means that permanent financial resources and personal commitment are used for the renewal of internships and the PC pool. Throughout the entire course of study, social skills such as organisational and team skills are promoted. International contacts and cooperation are a necessity and a matter of course in physics research. In order to prepare students for this at an early stage, the department promotes stays abroad, e.g. within the framework of exchange programmes.

Degree programmes