Bachelor’s Programme Physics

Curriculum (2007W)


Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics

Level of qualification
Bachelor (1st cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0533 Physics

Study code
UC 033 676

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor's Programme Physics will give you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria have to be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor's Programme Physics, how long the programme takes, which modules have to be completed and much more.

The curriculum 2007W currently applies to the Bachelor's Programme Physics.

Information on the Curriculum (2007W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

General Information

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. VO Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics (CM 6 lit.a/4 hrs./6 ECTS-Credits),
  2. VO Introduction to Physics (CM 5/ 1h./2.5 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 21.5 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjects.

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

Module 6 (5 ECTS-Credits):

  1. Physics Ia: Mechanics (VO2, 3 ECTS-Credits)
  2. Physics Ia: Mechanics (SL1, 2 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Introduction and Orientation Phase for Students (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

Recommended Course Sequence 

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

The bridge course mathematics is recommended to first year students in the Bachelor's programmes Technical Mathematics and School Teacher Training Mathematics. The bridge course offers support for first year students to ease the transition from school to university.

  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Preparation Course Mathematics
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Linear Algebra
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Analysis 1
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Physics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Analysis 2
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Mathematical Methods of Physics 1
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Programming for Physicists

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Physics III: Quantum and Atom Physics
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Physics Laboratory 1
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Mathematical Methods of Physics 2
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Theoretical Physics 1

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Physics IV: Nuclear and Particle Physics
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Physics Laboratory 2
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Theoretical Physics 2
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module according to § 5, Para. 2

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Theoretical Physics 3
20.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module according to § 5, Para. 2

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Laboratory
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Theoretical Physics 4
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module according to § 5, Para. 2

BA Physik Coursesequence

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 22.7= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 26.8
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 27.6
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria22.9
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Technikerstraße 17

Associate Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Konstanze Zwintz
Website of the Associate Dean of Studies

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr. Tim Netzer

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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