Lectures in this degree program are only offered in German.
The graduates acquire the ability to systematically cut through all kinds of problems and develop possible solutions. This is why students of physics increasingly find employment in fields such as consulting and management alongside the more traditional professional fields.
The degree program comprises 20 teaching modules totaling 180 credit points spread over 6 semesters. The pillars of the study program are the course in experimental physics and theoretical physics (each from the 1st to the 5th semester). These are supplemented by modules in higher mathematics (1st to 3rd semester) and chemistry (1st and 2nd semester). There are also laboratory courses, courses on computer physics, elective modules as well as modules to acquire interdisciplinary key qualifications.
Examinations are held during the degree program on every module. The Bachelor’s thesis must be prepared in the 6th semester within a period of 4 months. If all module examinations are passed, the university degree of “Bachelor of Science” will be conferred.
To prepare for the international job market in the field of research and development, the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society) and the Conference of Physics Departments recommends a Master’s Degree Program following the Bachelor’s degree. Admission to the Master’s degree program in physics is regulated by the Admission Regulations of the University of Stuttgart.
The economy’s demand for physical know-how will not be saturated in the foreseeable futureGerd Litfin, President of the DPG, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft: Physiker/innen im Beruf, Physikkonkret Nr. 7, Feb. 2010
This view still holds true today, and explains why the unemployment rate has been so low for so many years. The professional and analytical skills of graduates are not the only reason for this; the subject is extremely flexible and implemented in a wide variety of fields. There are many different openings for people with a Master of Science degree in physics. All of our graduates are qualified to assume responsible tasks in the following professional fields:
- Research and Teaching (Universities, State Research Institutions, i.e. the Max-Planck Institutes, Fraunhofer Institutes)
- High-Tech Industry (Electronics, Semi-Conductor and Sensor Technology)
- Optical Technologies (Laser, Bio Photonics, Communication Technology)
- Environmental Protection (Radiation Protection, Trade Inspectorate)
- Medical Engineering (Imaging Processes, Nuclear Medicine)
- Computer Industry (Software and Hardware Development)
- Consulting and Banks (Risk Management, Financial Analyses)
- Civil Service (Patent offices, Approval Authorities)