About this course
"Laser and Photonics" is an issue of very strong scientific and economic interest. Many technical achievements of the modern world have been made possible thanks to the developments in optical technologies. The Internet, for example, would have never reached its actual importance without the deployment of hight speed optical data transmission. Moreover, "Photonics" includes many more areas such as general optics, laser technology, biophotonics, communication techniques, optical metrology, or optoelectronic devices. However, the potential of optical technologies is by far not yet exploited completely. Photonics promises to be a key technology for future technological problems in areas like energy and environment,production, mobility, information society or medical technology.
This degree programme is unique, because students are given the opportunity to participate in industry-leading interdisciplinary research projects and top-ranking publications and to visit our research partners worldwide from the outset.
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
- Semiconductor lasers
- Terahertz technology
- State-of-the-art optics and measurement technology
- Optical spectroscopy and new materials
- Micromanipulation and spectroscopy
- Micro structuring and composites
- Photovoltaics and thin layer chromatography
Qualified are students that have at least 6 semesters (three years) university studies and a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry or similar. The overall average grade (GPA) should be at least “good” (for example at least 73% out of 100%). A proof of English knowledge should also be provided.
The acknowledged test agencies are: TOEFL (score at least 70 out of 120 iBT and 505 out of 677 PBT or 175 out of 300 CBT), IELTS (overall score at least 4 out of 9) or PET (at least a pass) or level B1 of CEFR (common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GeR)). Test results should not be older than two years when applying for LAP. Students who have had English with a grade of at least "ausreichend" (5 points) in the German Abitur (university entrance diploma) have an accredited English language level of B1. Candidates having gained a Bachelor’s degree in an Anglophone Bachelor’s programme also comply with the English language requirements.
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
- Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- related subjects such as Material Science