Technische Universität Berlin
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Physik, B. Sc.

Program overview

Physics is a multifaceted science and the foundation of every technical development. It is indispensable to our understanding of the world and future solutions to technical and ecological problems. The Physics bachelor’s program offers a wide range of application-oriented content and prepares you to independently investigate conditions, processes, and laws of nature. The curriculum offers a solid and broad foundation in experimental and theoretical physics, mathematics, and other physical and non-physical areas. Students focus primarily on possible applications of physics and the potential resulting problems.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

Like every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Physics program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications. You can find further information about the application and admission requirements here.

The Physics bachelor’s degree program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. As some courses/modules are offered in English, a knowledge of English is useful. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.


Examination regulations

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Physics consists of various modules. A module combines curriculum content relating to a certain topic. Modules often include various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In the MTS you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

To module database

Internships

Students are not required to complete a non-university internship (work experience placement).

Stays abroad

The study program structure provides an opportunity for students to complete a stay abroad within the standard period of study. The Faculty has staff to assist you with selecting a university and putting together a schedule. You can obtain general information about stays abroad from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internships abroad). 

Acquired skills

Graduates of the Physics bachelor's program possess a fundamental understanding of classic and modern experimental physics (mechanics; thermo- and electrodynamics; optics; nuclear, atomic, and molecular physics; and solid-state physics). Our graduates also have knowledge and skills in theoretical physics (classical mechanics, introduction to quantum mechanics, electro- and thermodynamics, and statistical physics) and modern physical research methods. Further skills include relevant mathematical methods: Graduates are familiar with single and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, and function theory. By completing the bachelor’s thesis, students will have gained their own initial research experience.

After your studies

With a Bachelor of Science in physics you are prepared to largely independently work on physical and physics-related problems in different professional fields. Graduates may choose to continue with the consecutive master’s study program in physics to further advance and specialize their knowledge or begin employment directly.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board