Preparatory course in physics


23 September 2019 – 27 September 2019


The preparatory course in physics aims at providing freshmen in the Bachelor’s courses in physics (including the programs for becoming physics teachers), geophysics as well as mathematics and computer science with the minor subject physics, with the required background to successfully complete the introductory module “Physics I”. Its purpose is to align the different levels of knowledge of the students. The course consists of a combination of lectures and exercises supervised by tutors. The topics of the course comprise the subjects of the senior classes of German high schools with a particular emphasis on the mathematical methods required for physics.

The preparatory course consists of 18 hours of lecture and 14 hours of exercises during 5 days in the last week of September. The following schedule is envisaged for 2019:

Schedule 2019

Mo., 23.09. Di., 24.09. Mi., 25.09. Do., 26.09. Fr., 27.09.
0915–1045 Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture
1115–1245 Exercises Exercises Exercises Exercises Exercises
1415–1500 Exercises Exercises Exercises Exercises
1515–1645 Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture

The preparatory course in physics consists of lectures covering different subjects of physics and in particular the basic mathematical methods needed in physics. In addition to the lectures, exercises will be given to the students which are solved by the participants in small exercise groups under the supervision of tutors. The topics of the lectures and exercises are related to the curriculum of the German high school (Gymnasium) and to the requirements for a successful participation in the lecture Physics I in the bachelor’s course in physics.


The lectures take place in the lecture hall HS2, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10 (map).

Frequently asked questions

  • When and where do I have to show up?
    On Monday, 23 September 2019, at 9:15 h in the lecture hall HS2, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10 (map).
  • Do I have to pay a fee?
    No fees have to be paid, the costs will be covered by the University of Münster and the Department of Physics. Of course, costs for traveling to the University and for lunches you have to pay by yourself.
  • Where can I have lunch?
    In the Mensa am Ring, which is located close by. You will get a certificate of attendance; with this you will have to pay only the students’ price for the meals. (map)
  • Where can I park my car?
    Nearby the Mensa am Ring, in Domagkstr. 62, there is the parking garage Coesfelder Kreuz (map) where free parking is offered.

Further information:

Please address any questions to the Dean of the Department of Physics

Dekan des Fachbereichs Physik
Vorkurs Physik
Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 9
48149 Münster