Academic Laboratory (M6.1)
The Academic Laboratory (module M6.1 in your module catalog) includes the preparation, execution and documentation of experiments at the university which exceed the demands of practical tutorials in terms of level of abstraction. Academic Laboratory trainings are often carried out in a laboratory setting. The preparation for the Academic Laboratory training is conducted according to the experiment description and generally includes literature or exercises connected to the experiment. The experiments must be conducted in accordance with the experiment instructions. Your work must be documented in a laboratory journal/report. This documentation must contain the applied materials and methods, the results, an evaluation and a discussion. At the Department of Computer Science, the Academic Lab module usually does not take place in a laboratory but consists of resolving a given problem with a hardware or software based solution and the analysis of the solution incorporating a database.
The Academic Laboratory training is an ungraded achievement (pass/fail), for which you will receive 5 ECTS credits. Instead of doing one training worth 5 credits, you can also do two worth 2.5 credits each.
The achievement for the Academic Lab is either processed directly via the Campo portal (the student registers for the lab in Campo and the supervisor enters the credits upon completion) or – if the lab is not offered as a module in Campo – the supervisor issues a PDF certificate upon completion (chair/lab letter had with all relevant data), which the students then submits to Mrs. Jahreis of our Examinations Office.
All courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science that are marked as “Praktikum” (practical training) in Campo and fulfil the above mentioned requirements are generally applicable for the Academic Laboratory training (if not stated otherwise, see below). You can search specifically for practical courses in Campo by going to the section “studies offered” – “search for courses” and selecting “show all possible search criteria”. Please select “practical” as your “course type” and “Technische Fakultät” as your “organizational unit”.
- Here you can find a list of previous practical courses used as Academic Laboratory Training (not exhaustive!)
- Please note this list of courses that cannot be taken as Academic Laboratory training.
- The above lists contain English-taught and German-taught courses – please consult the Campo portal to find out more about the ones your interested in.
- Practical modules (course type “Praktikum/practical”) require previous registration – please browse the Campo portal before the new semester starts (i.e. beginning of September for the WS, beginning of March for the SS) and register for the modules you want to participate in during the next semester. More info on the registration modalities are provided in Campo/StudOn.
- Not every practical course listed above is currently offered and the list of permitted courses is not exhaustive! If you intend to undertake a different Academic Laboratory, which you cannot find in either of the lists please contact the study advisory to find out if your desired training can be added to the list.
- If the practical course is not specifically marked for Medical Engineering students in the Campo portal, make sure that the lecturers agree that you participate.
- If you intend to work on an extensive project for the seminar Medical Engineering (after consulting with your professor), you can incorporate surplus ECTS credits of this seminar project in your module Academic Laboratory. For this, your professor must issue a second certificate including the title of the seminar and the note “Zusatzleistung” (additional achievement).
- If you agree on an invidual practical project with a professor of the Faculty of Engineering which fulfills the above-mentioned criteria but is not offered on Campo as a practical/lab course, you can use it as your Academic Lab if your supervising professor issues you a certificate with the titel “Academic Laboratory”, 5 ECTS and a short description of the project.
- You can also find combinations of the Academic Lab module and the Research Lab module (total amount of 10 ECTS credits) in your module catalog (section M6).