Introduction to the Bachelor Programme in Physics

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1FA606

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Physics G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 4 March 2021
Responsible department
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and Physics 2, Mathematics 4/Mathematics E

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • describe the research that is done within physics, geophysics, meteorology and astronomy
  • conduct simple oral presentations of scientific material
  • assess and discuss qualities in own and others' oral presentations
  • plan their physics studies and reflect over their way of learning
  • use established techniques in order to facilitate their studies
  • use the computer programmes needed within the programme's fundamental courses


The perception of physics from a historical, philosophical and social perspective. The culture of physics. Present research: Study visit in research groups and discussion of scientific publications. Introduction to the Bachelor Programme and to computer systems.

Equal opportunities with respect to the Discrimination Act.


Seminars and lectures. Guest lectures. Study visit in research group. The course makes use of subject integrated communication training with feedback and self evaluation.


Mandatory tasks during the course (1 credit). Oral presentation after visiting a research group (2 credits). Discussion of scientific publication (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.