Photonics serves as a key enabling technology for numerous application fields including optical communication, sensing, and metrology, light harvesting and light generation, medical- and biotechnologies, and additive and subtractive manufacturing.
Graduates of the profile Photonics will know and understand the most commonly used photonic components, light-based processes and measurement methods. They use and combine them for dedicated applications and they know how to design photonic systems and how they are interfaced to electrical and mechanical systems. Photonic engineers conduct research on new photonics technologies and are able to evaluate the feasibility and market significance of new photonics-based systems.
As a consecutive degree program, the MSE in Photonics requires solid competences in Natural Sciences and Engineering. Students holding one of the following Bachelor degrees generally fulfil these entry requirements.
- BSc in Electrical Engineering (Elektrotechnik)
- BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Maschinentechnik und Maschinenbau)
- BSc in in Microtechnology (Mikrotechnik)
- BSc in Materials and Process Engineering (Material- und Verfahrenstechnik)
- BSc in Systems Engineering (Systemtechnik)
- BSc in Photonics
Students who do not hold one of the above mentioned Bachelor degrees will be individually assessed.
Graduates of the Photonics profile have a fundamental understanding of physical principles and processes in Photonics. They have a profound knowledge of photonics systems and, in combination with their previously acquired knowledge, become highly interdisciplinary allrounders. They are predestined for senior positions with management responsibilities in the area of R&D, smart manufacturing, industrial process and quality control as well as automation and digital factories.