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Fakultät 1 - Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften at the RWTH Aachen

Fachgruppe Physik

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,280
Number of master degree students 405

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 86.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 86.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/10 points
International orientation, master's 7/10 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 50.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.5 *
Exams 2.0
Laboratory internships 2.1
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.8 *
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 200
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Mandatory study information days and self-assessment for study orientation, international focus with English-language master's degree and large exchange programme; Small practicals and tutorial groups; Mentoring programme at the RWTH offers two members of academic staff for additional guidance, whose role it is to mentor the students closely and over a long period in specific study situations; early involvement of students in the research groups, e.g. through the undergraduate research funds
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International orientation thanks to Master's taught in English and extensive exchange programme; Several international lecturers; International working groups
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norwegen; Chalmers tekniska högskola, Schweden; Technische Universiteit Delft, Niederlande; Université Paris-Sud, Frankreich; Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, Frankreich; Universiteit Utrecht, Niederlande; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spanien; Universidad de Valencia, Spanien; Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Access to the facilities of the Jülich research centre (supercomputer, accelerator); Grid-computer cluster with 4400 CPUs and 2 petabytes of hard disk space; Centre for Electron Microscopy.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The RWTH Aachen University is therefore especially committed to the special requirements of students with disabilities or chronic illness. From accessible lecture halls and facilities to quiet rooms, expert and individual advice, and inclusive sports. Student assistants are also available to help with many tasks and accompany students around the university and the libraries, where workspaces for students with vision impairment are provided. The examination regulations similarly take into account the special requirements and make provisions for reasonable adjustments.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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