1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Physics

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8007
Degree Programme Class L-30 - Physics
Years in which the programme is being held 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Gilda Scioli
Language Italian

Programme profile

The aim of the degree programme in Physics is to give graduates a solid general grounding, an open flexible mentality, trained for problem-solving and rapid learning of innovative methods and technology.
More specifically, physics bachelors must:
- have a suitable basic knowledge of the various branches of classical and modern physics;
- possess laboratory skills in modern physics technology;
- be able to understand and use the appropriate modern mathematical and computer tools;
- be able to analyse large sets of data by scientific methods;
- know how to apply the scientific method to representing and modelling physical reality;
- possess a capacity for self-learning and quickly updating as science and technology forge ahead;
- be able to work in a team, whilst preserving distinct individual autonomy, and to fit smoothly into work environments;
- be able to present materials and scientific arguments orally and on paper in clear understandable Italian mother tongue and at least one other European Union language both in their specialist field and in general exchange of information.
To meet this brief, the degree programme includes activities designed to develop:
- a basic grasp of algebra, geometry, differential and integral calculus;
- basic knowledge of classical physics, theoretical physics, quantum physics and the mathematical bases thereof;
- the rudiments of chemistry; aspects of modern physics concerning, for example, nuclear and sub-nuclear physics, and the structure of matter;
- learning activities in the various subjects of the programme, laboratory work yielding a considerable number of credits and especially slanted towards understanding experimental methods, measurements and data processing.
Extra-mural activities with specific goals are also scheduled, in the form of training internships with companies, public administration and laboratories, as well as study periods at other universities in Italy or abroad, within international exchange programs.

Expected learning outcomes

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Course units

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The degree programme provides for an experience during the third year of:

- 100 hours (4 credits) for students enrolled up to A.A. 2015-16;

- 75 hours (3 credits) for students enrolled since A.A. 2016-17;

to be spent in a research laboratory in the Physics Department, in other bodies or firms in agreement with the University of Bologna.

Professor in charge:
Prof. Elisa Ercolessi

Contact Office:
Physics Degree Programme Academic Office

e-mail: difa.didattica@unibo.it

Extra-curricular activities

Seminars on different Physics themes, suitable also for first-year students, are organised.

International mobility

Exchanges are possible through agreements with various European universities as part of the Erasmus, Overseas and Tassep Programmes. Students may also choose to prepare part of their final thesis abroad.

Students are offered a series of opportunities of carrying out exchanges programs due to the various existing agreements with foreign universities. For information about the programs you can contact:

International Student Mobility contact person:
Prof.ssa Silvia Arcelli silvia.arcelli@unibo.it

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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Contact details

Director of the First Cycle Degree Programme
Prof.ssa Elisa Ercolessi, e-mail: didattica.fisica@unibo.it

Person in charge of Student Advisory Services
Dott.ssa Daniela Cavalcoli, e-mail: daniela.cavalcoli@unibo.it