Short profile

Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
6 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
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Credit points
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Teaching language
May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)


Physics is a fundamental natural science. All systems of nature are subject to its laws. The aim of physics is to derive theories in close interaction with experimental methods and theoretical modelling which explain the processes in nature as accurately as possible and allow precise predictions to be made.

With the bachelor's and the subsequent master's degree course in Technical Physics, TU Ilmenau offers a modern variant of physics studies that qualifies students in a special way for activities in research and development related areas and places greater emphasis on the aspect of basic science for engineering and technical issues. In this way, students are taught basic knowledge of physics together with the thinking and working methods of physicists and engineers. They receive a sound basic education in physics and future-oriented technical and scientific disciplines.

The basic physical education and the structuring of the course contents into modules ensure that students can easily switch between the Technical Physics course at Ilmenau University of Technology and the physics courses at other universities in Germany and abroad, both during their studies and between the bachelor and master phases.

Content of Study

Experimental physics and basic internship (e.g. mechanics, thermodynamics, oscillations / waves / fields, electricity, optics, atoms)

21 %

Theoretical physics (e.g. programming, mechanics, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics)

13 %

Technical physics and advanced internship (e.g. solid state physics, experimental methods, semiconductors, surface physics, polymer physics, biophysics)

15 %
12 %


5 %

Engineering and science and technology optional module (e.g. electrical engineering, mechanical engineering)

14 %

Non-technical subjects and key qualifications

3 %

Specialized internship and bachelor thesis

17 %
Detailed subject overview: Technical Physics

Practice during studies

There is no mandatory basic internship necessary. The specialist internship in the 6th semester lasts three months and can be completed in companies in Germany and abroad.

Fields of work

  • Scientific research and development
  • Environmental protection and energy
  • Science and technology management
  • Environmental systems engineering, pharmaceutical industry

Kai studies technical physics at the TU Ilmenau

Further information


Student advisory service

PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Stefan Krischok

+49 3677 69-3700 / -3701

Study organisation

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Thierfelder

+49 3677 69-3618