In A Nutshell
If you would like to apply your knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science to a professional setting, you are in the right place in the "Technical Physics" program. With the technical physics program, students have the key to the wide professional field of physical engineering. It conveys a wide mathematical-scientific basis and connects it with practical skills from engineering and computer science. Students build their knowledge continually and deepen it through lab internships and industrial practice. This allows them to obtain good technical and scientific problem solving skills that open doors to innovative professional fields.
At the ISAT, the department’s Institute for Sensor and Actuator Technology, students can participate in current research projects and get to know the world of science and academia.
A basic internship is not required. However, we recommend gaining practical experience in corresponding companies before the program begins so you can get an idea of the professional work environment ahead of time.
Required internship semester
The required internship usually takes place in the fifth semester of the program. It spans a continuous period of 20 weeks. In addition, students will visit educational events to accompany their practical training.
Structure of the Program
In contrast to other engineering programs, this technical physics program allows you to take a more intensive look behind the scenes: The focus lies on scientific methods, an understanding of mathematics and physics, and the "why". During their program, students come into contact with the highly innovative fields of touch sensors, biodiesel, or laser applications.
The first three semesters are completely dedicated to conveying foundations in physics, mathematics, computer science, and chemistry. In addition, they learn about engineering subjects, such as construction / CAD, measurement and control technology, applied electricity, and electronics.
The fourth semester completes the basic education and supplements it with mathematical methods in physics. After the required internship (fifth semester), students study subjects such as materials science, atomic and nuclear physics, and solid state physics. In addition, they can specialize in the areas of photonics or sensor systems.
Contents of Semesters 1 - 4:
M - Mathematics
- Mathematical methods in physics
I - Computer science
- Applied computer science
- Computer-based measurement technology
N - Natural sciences
- Optics, photonics, statistical procedures
- Mechanics, mechanical vibrations, and waves
- Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics
- Electrodynamics, radiation
- Technical optics
T - Technology
- Construction, CAD
- Measurement and control technology
- Applied electricity, electronics
+ scientific work methods, modules of the Coburg Way and the general studies program, technical English
Semesters 6 and 7:
- Solid state physics
- Atomic and nuclear physics
- Materials science
- Electives in technical physics
- Interdisciplinary project and modules
- Bachelor's seminar and Bachelor's thesis
Possible specializations: Sensor systems (e.g. micro and nano sensor systems, sensor and actuator technology) or photonics (e.g. technical optics or light wave guide technology), environmental analysis
CHANGING THE FOCUS AREA
It is possible to switch to the program in Engineering Physics up until the end of the second semester. It is possible to switch to the program in Laser and Light Technology up until the end of the third semester.
Curriculum and Examination Regulations
The [module plan]* provides an overview of the structure of the program. The [module manual]* provides information about the content of the individual modules. The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program. Contact your academic advisor Prof. Dr. Wolfram Haupt concerning the content of the program.
*only available in german at the moment
Physical engineers can be found wherever work is done to transform physical phenomena into innovative technologies. The broad scientific and engineering training opens doors to almost all branches of industry, for instance energy and environmental technology, medical technology, or the chemicals and automotive industry. In addition, our graduates also work in environmental measurement technology and aerospace technology.
After completing a Bachelor’s degree, committed graduates have the possibility of obtaining further qualifications with a Master's degree. For this purpose, the department of Applied Natural Sciences at the Coburg University offers the Master's programs in Development and Management in Mechanical Engineering and Simulation and Testing and the international Master’s program in Analytical Instruments, Measurement, and Sensor Technology (AIMS).
Application and Admission Requirements
Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a bachelor program at the University of Coburg.
Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).
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Status: December 2019.
Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.