ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation

Credits and Grades


Credit points are allocated in accordance with the students‘ work load comprising classes and preparation time for classes and assignments. The work load makes up the double or triple amount of the instructional contact time, depending on the degree of difficulty of the class. Together with the results of written and oral examinations as well as of practical exercises (if applicable) they form the basis for the final module grade. Since the Master’s course puts an emphasis on practical research in the project report and the Master’s thesis the results of these two assignments count for 30% of the total grade. The total grade is derived according to the average of all allocated module credits.

Semester I II III IV Σ
Compulsory Modules:
1, 2a, 3a, 3b, 4, 5a, 5b
9 14 8 31
Optional modules:
2b, 6,7,8,9, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
18 12 16 46
Key qualifications:
11a, 11b
3 4 7
Project report inc. seminar:
6 6
Master’s thesis:
30 30
Σ 30 30 30 30 120



Credits are allocated according the the following scheme:

Module Type
Compulsory 31CP = 26%
Optional 46 CP = 38%
Key qualifications 7 CP = 6%
Project report and Master’s thesis 36 CP = 30%