Lab Courses

The Service Center organizes the following lab courses:

  • B.Sc. Laboratory "etit-314 Grundpraktikum für Ingenieure"
  • B.Sc. Laboratory "mawi-302 Grundpraktikum 1 für Materialwissenschaftler"
  • B.Sc. Laboratory "mawi-402 Grundpraktikum 2 für Materialwissenschaftler"
  • B.Sc. Laboratory "mawi-404: Materialanalytik 2 - Praktikum"
  • M.Sc. Laboratory "mawi-701: Basic Laboratory Course for Master Students"
  • M.Sc. Laboratory "mawi-801: Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students"

You can find information on the different lab courses, e.g. the manuals, on the respective websites, which you access via the respective menu items. Below you can find important information regarding the organizational aspects of the lab courses as well as helpful tips for  writing lab reports.


Information on the Organization of the Lab Courses


It is necessary to register in order to participate in lab courses. That applies also to the repeat of single experiments. Registration is done using ProSTi (Protokollstatus- und Termininformation / Protocol Status and Appointment Information).

Registrations for lab courses are now possible until 30.09.2017.

The Basic Lab is excluded from this application. Therefor you can apply at the freshman welcome for the master study course. The date for this event you will find at the study course information.

The lab couses are carried out in groups of three - in exceptional cases in groups of two. You have the possibility to register as a group. Applications with fewer than three students are grouped appropriately. We will inform you of the group assignment in due time before the start of the lab course.

Safety Instructions

All students wishing to participate in lab courses must complete a yearly safety course. These are offered at the beginning of each winter semester in the course of a preliminary meeting, which is provided in German and English.

Introduction and Safety Instructions in English on 25.10.2017 at 2 p.m. in CAP 3 room 2.

If you participate in a lab course for the first time during a summer semester, please contact the Service Center at least 14 days before the start of the lab course to receive your safety course.

Information on the General Procedure of the Lab Courses

In the course of the preliminary meeting you will receive information on the general procedure of the lab courses. This information can be found on the slides that are presented during the German preliminary meeting and the slides that are presented during the English preliminary meeting.

Timetables and Supervisors

You can obtain information on timetables and supervisors via ProSTi.

In the case of Grundpraktikum I and Grundpraktikum II, the timetable is set by the Service Center. In the case of all other lab courses, please contact the supervisors of the different labs to make an appointment.

If you are not able to keep the appointment made for a lab, e.g. due to illness, please inform us as soon as possible and hand in your medical certificate to the secretary of the Service Center within three working days. If one group member is prevented, the whole group has to make a new appointment.

Lab Reports

A report must be written for each experiment. These lab reports are to be handed in within seven days of the experiment by 2:15 pm by posting them in the designated letter box in the foyer of building G. The supervisors then have seven days to correct them. Lab reports are returned to the groups via the group lockers. Each group receives a locker key at the beginning of a semester in exchange for a 20 Euro deposit. Further deliveries and corrections of the lab reports take place on a seven-day basis.

If the lab report is evaluated with a  "+", the experiment is considered as passed. If the lab report has to be corrected and improved, it is evaluated with a  "-". Please note that a group also receives a minus for every deadline missed.

You can see the current status of your lab reports in ProSTi.


You can receive and return the key for your group's locker each Thursday between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon in the Service Center Office.

To receive a key, a deposit of 20 Euros is required, which you get back when the key is returned by the end of the respective semester. If a key is not returned by this deadline, the deposit will be used to buy a new lock and new keys.


General Information on Lab Reports

Sample Reports

You can find important tips for writing a technical report in a check list. This sample report includes a check list for monitoring your report yourself.

Error Calculation

You can find tips regarding error calculation in a script.