Academic Laboratory

Foto: FAU

Foto: FAU


The Academic Laboratory training 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. At the Department of Computer Science they consist 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 a non-graded achievement for which you will receive 5 ECTS points. Instead of doing on training worth a workload of 5 ECTS, you can also do two worth 2,5 ECTS.

If you intend to work on an extensive project for the seminar Medical Engineering (after consulting with your professor), you can incorporate 2,5 ECTS of this seminar project in your module Laboratory training. For this, your professor must issue a second certificate including the title of the seminar and the note “Zusatzleistung” (additional achievement).

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 conduction of the experiment must be operated in accordance to experiment instructions. Your work must be documented in a laboratory journal. This documentation must contain the applied materials and methods, the results, an analysis and a discourse.

All courses offered by the School of Engineering and the School of Science that are marked as “Praktikum” (practical training) in UnivIS and fulfil the requirements are applicable for the Laboratory training.

You can search specifically for internships in UnivIS by selecting for “Lecture list” on the search, clicking on “expert search” and searching “Praktikum” as the type of course. By selecting further criteria (e.g. school, language) you can specify your search.

Please note:

  •  These lists contain English-taught and German-taught classes – please consult UnivIS to find out more about the courses your interested in.
  •  Every course listed is currently offered and that the list is not exhaustive! If you intend to undertake a different Academic Laboratory training please contact the study advisory to find out if your desired training can be admitted to the list.