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FUSION-EP: Curriculum and Exams

The curriculum for the first year has being updated.

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  1. Overview
  2. Schedule of Studies
  3. Thesis Modalities and Template
  4. Examinations (Deadlines!)
  5. Grade Conversion Table



Overview

Prerequisites for the for the FUSION-EP Master are

  1. Qualified Bachelor Degree (equivalent to 6 semesters study of physics)
  2. Proficiency in English Language

The programme starts with the Winter Term, and the duration is 4 semesters. The first year will be in one country, and the second year in a different country, to be decided according to track choice and thesis topic group. Placement for the second year will be decided before the second semester. 

The 2 tracks are:

  • T1: Fusion Science
  • T2: Fusion Engineering

After each Summer semester, a mandatory meeting of all students takes place (Summer Event). Second year students will defend their thesis there.

The Master comprises a total of 120 ECTS points.



Schedule of Studies first year (M1)

The courses are described in the syllabus.

  ECTS  
Module Language and Culture  6  
  Intensive German course 6 Stuttgart
       
Module Plasma Physics  12  
  Plasma Physics 1 4 Stuttgart
  Plasma Physics 2 4 Stuttgart
  electives:    
  Fusion Research 4 Stuttgart
  Plasma Technology 4 Stuttgart
       
Module Numerical Methods  8  
  Numerical Plasma Physics 1 4 Stuttgart
  Numerical Plasma Physics 2 4 Stuttgart
       
Module Electives  8  
  Microwave Technology 4 Stuttgart
  Fusion Research 4 Stuttgart
  Plasma Technology 4 Stuttgart
  Simulation of Reflectometry with Python 2 Stuttgart
  Advanced Simulation of Reflectometry with Python 3 Stuttgart
  Numerical Investigation of Mode Propagation in Corrugated Waveguides Using the PROFUSION Code 2 Stuttgart
  Anything from the Fusion Technology module not already chosen there 4 KIT
       
Module Lab Course  6  
  Lab Course 2 Days 2 Stuttgart
  Lab Course 5 days, coupled with KIT lectures 4 KIT
       
Module Fusion Technology, includes Lab course  20  
  Magnet-Technology for Fusion reactors including practice 3 KIT
  Vacuum technology and D/T Fuel cycle 3 KIT
  Thermal and neutronically loaded materials 4 KIT
  High-power microwave technologies: high-power sources and transmission 3 KIT
  Fusion neutronics and nuclear data 4 KIT
  Survey lecture on fusion technology scoping the general technologies 3 KIT
       
Total: 60 ECTS     



Schedule of Studies second year (M2)

 

  ECTS  
Module Language and Culture 6  
  Intensive German Course 6 Stuttgart
       
Module Research Training 12  
  EMTRAIC 6 Prag
  Cadarache Event 6 Cadarache
       
Module Electives 12  
  Seminar on Special Problems of Fusion Research 3 Stuttgart
  Advanced Experimental/Computational Training 3 Stuttgart
  Simulation of Reflectometry with Python 2 Stuttgart
  Advanced Simulation of Reflectometry with Python 3 Stuttgart
  Numerical Investigation of Mode Propagation in Corrugated Waveguides Using the PROFUSION Code 2 Stuttgart
       
  Fusion Research 4 Stuttgart
  Microwave Technology 4 Stuttgart
  Superconductivity 4 Stuttgart
  Numerical Plasma Physics 1 4 Stuttgart
       
  Lab Course 2 Days 2 Stuttgart
       
  Magnet-Technology for Fusion reactors including practice 4 KIT
  Vacuum technology and D/T Fuel cycle 4 KIT
  Thermal and neutronically loaded materials 4 KIT
  Fusion neutronics and nuclear data 4 KIT
       
Module Thesis 30  
  Thesis 30 Stuttgart or KIT
       
Mobility Language course in Stuttgart, then transfer to KIT if thesis at KIT. Take Electives at KIT or Stuttgart where appropriate.

 



Thesis Modalities and Template

In the second year, you will write your Master thesis and defend it during the Summer Event. You have to abide by the thesis modalities given below.  It is strongly recommended that you either use the template or that your thesis look as if you had used it.



Examinations (Deadlines!)

Usually, individual oral examinations to each lecture are held by the professor delivering the corresponding lecture. The duration is 30 min. The lecturer can deviate from this, and it is possible that a written exam is given. You must use this form to register your exams in advance and sign it to acknowledge the rules.

All examinations have to be completed by the last workday before August 31 of the academic year. Exams cannot take place on the weekend. In case of failure in the first try, the deadline is the last workday before September 11. After these deadlines results cannot be accepted anymore and the courses will be marked as failed.

 



Grade Conversion Table

 

Points 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 5 0
German 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.3 4.0 5.0 (failed) 6.0 (failed)

 

Programme Coordinator
Name: Dr. Carsten Lechte