FUSION-EP: Curriculum and Exams

Schedule of studies, thesis modalities and template, examinations, 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 during March of the first year. 

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

 

FUSION-EP Courses at Uni Stuttgart

 
             

First year M1

         
   

ECTS

Location

Semester

   

Module Language and Culture

6

       
 

Intensive German course

6

Stuttgart

Winter

   
             

Module Plasma Physics

9

       
 

Plasma Physics 1

3

Stuttgart

Winter

   
 

Plasma Physics 2

3

Stuttgart

Summer

   
 

Fusion Research

3

Stuttgart

Summer

   
             

Module Numerical Methods

6

       
 

Numerical Plasma Physics 1

3

Stuttgart

Winter

   
 

Numerical Plasma Physics 2

3

Stuttgart

Summer

   
             

Module Electives (choose 15)

15

       
 

See list of common electives below

         
             

Module Lab Course

12

       
 

Advanced Physics Lab

12

Stuttgart

both

   
             

Module Physics

9

       
 

Advanced Experimental Physics

9

Stuttgart

Winter

   
             

Module Technology

3

       
 

Microwave Technology

3

Stuttgart

Winter

   
             
             
             

Second year M2

         
   

ECTS

Location

Semester

Track

 

Module Language and Culture

6

       
 

Intensive German Course

6

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
             

Module Research Training

12

       
 

EMTRAIC

6

Prag

Winter

either track

 
 

Cadarache Event

6

Cadarache

Winter

either track

 
             

Module Electives (choose 12)

12

       
 

See also list of common electives below

         
 

Seminar on Special Problems of Fusion Research

3

Stuttgart

both

either track

 
 

Advanced Experimental/Computational Training or DPG conference

3

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
 

Fusion Research

3

Stuttgart

Summer

either track

 
 

Microwave Technology

3

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
 

Numerical Plasma Physics 1

3

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
 

Numerical Plasma Physics 2

3

Stuttgart

Summer

either track

 
             

Module Thesis

30

       
 

Thesis

30

Stuttgart or KIT or IPP

both

topic according to track choice

 
             
             

Common electives for M1 and M2

         
             
 

This list is only a sample of courses that have been available in the past!

         
 

Some courses are not available each year!

         
             
   

ECTS

Location

Semester

Track

 
 

Simulation of Reflectometry with Python

3

Stuttgart

either

Fusion Science

 
 

Design of an ECRH Launcher with the PROFUSION tools

3

Stuttgart

either

either track

 
             
 

Nuclear Waste

3

Stuttgart

Summer

Fusion Technology

 
 

Thermo and Fluid Dynamics

3

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
 

Modeling of Two-Phase Flows Part I+II

6

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
 

Advanced Statistical Physics

9

Stuttgart

Summer

either track

 
 

Superconductivity I + II (both!)

9

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
 

Advanced Atomic Physics I+II

9

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
 

Advanced Quantum Theory

9

Stuttgart

Winter

Fusion Science

 
 

Laser Physics, partial module, talk to lecturer

4/12

Stuttgart

both

either track

 
 

Bayesian Statistics and Probabilistic Machine Learning

6

Stuttgart

Winter

either track

 
             
 

Magnet-Technology for Fusion reactors including practice

4

block course at KIT during Pentecost

Summer

Fusion Technology

 
 

Vacuum technology and D/T Fuel cycle

4

block course at KIT during Pentecost

Summer

Fusion Technology

 
 

Thermal and neutronically loaded materials

4

KIT Campus South, weekly lecture

 

either track

 
 

Fusion technology B (materials , heating systems, neutronics and nuclear data, reactor safety)

4

KIT Campus South, weekly lecture

Winter

Fusion Technology

 
 

Introduction to Neutron Cross Section Theory and Nuclear Data Generation

4

KIT Campus South, weekly lecture

Summer

either track

 
 

Fundamentals of Energy Technology

4

KIT Campus South, weekly lecture

Summer

Fusion Technology

 
             
             

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 register your courses and your exams in the C@mpus system. In addition, use this form to register your exams with the FUSION-EP coordinator and sign it to acknowledge the rules.

All examinations have to be completed before the start of the next academic year.

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)

 

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