2023-2024 / STRA0005-3

Training sessions and personal work


10h Th, 30h Pr, 2d FW

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physics4 crédits 


Geoffroy Lumay, Christelle Prosperi


Geoffroy Lumay

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is intended to bring to the students three complementary and mandatory activities:
1. The active participation to pedagogic activity related to physics experiment sessions with students in a bachelor degree.
2. The design of a physics experiment with its operating mode intended for students using
equipments available in the lab.
3. The visit of a company, industry, hospital or research center that employs physicists.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The main objective of this course is to make the students discover the multiple key aspects of a physicist job. This approach should help them to make a choice between the orientations that they will face when completing their bachelor degree.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Notions of TeX editor, learned during the bachelor degree in physics, will be very helpful to prepare the required reports. Common sense and curiosity are good assets.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

There is no experimental directed activities but students will have to deal with experimental work requiring a personal research effort.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The teaching is organized during the whole academic year.

Information and follow-up meetings will be organized and the prensence of the students is mandatory.

The participation to the pedagogic activity related to the physics labs, company visits and the development of the experimental project will be organized according to a schedule and timetable to be presented at the information sessions.


Recommended or required readings

No course material is needed. However, in the framework of the pedagogical preparation of the physics labs, a copy of the booklet which is distributed to the bachelor students to be supported will be made available.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

The final grade will be weighted following the rule below:
1. Physics lab tutoring : 40%
2. Experimental lab project : 60%

In case of non-attendance to any of these sessions, without valid motivation (disease or exceptional circumstances), the final mark that will be registered is 'ABSENT'.

If a second exam session is required, no additional training session or visit will be organized.
Instead, a re-writing of the training or lab report(s) or a new oral presentation report would be organized. Moreover, if the student weakness is related to the physics lab tutoring, an oral exam would consist in presenting a physics experiment  (concept explanation) and performing it in the laboratory.

Work placement(s)

Visit a company, industry, hospital or research center that employs physicists.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Course teachers : Prof. G. LUMAY (Tel: +32 4 366 4421; E-mail: Geoffroy.Lumay@uliege.be) Dr. C. PROSPERI (Tél. + 32 4 366 3663; E-mail : christelle.prosperi@uliege.be)
Institute of Physics, Building B5a, Sart-Tilman, B-4000 Liège, Belgium.
Secretary : Mrs. Christine Renson Tel. : 04/366.36.14 (christine.renson@uliege.be)

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online documents
Teaching materials are available on the 'e-learning' platform of ULg (eCampus).