Optical Technologies, M.Sc.

Optical Technologies, M.Sc.

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Optics is the technology of the future! In the interdisciplinary Master's programme in Optical Technologies, you will learn exciting basics in physics as well as engineering applications of optical systems. Become part of a creative and innovative network.

General Information

In the increasingly complex world of work, it is advantageous to gain knowledge in many different areas in order to be optimally prepared for the most diverse challenges. Especially in research and development of new technologies, creativity and thinking beyond fixed disciplinary boundaries is required. For this reason, the Master's programme in Optical Technologies combines the teaching of engineering methods on one hand with basic physics on the other. Students study both at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Short Overview

Focusinterdisciplinary, practical orientated as well as research orientated
Languages of Instruction
German, English
Start of Courses
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Duration2 years (1.5 years in-class, 0.5 years Master thesis)
Final DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)

Qualification Goals

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The study of optical technologies enables you,

  • to think and work in a solution-oriented, creative and innovative way and to network across diciplinary boundaries.
  • to apply optical methods in a wide variety of fields and to adapt them to each special context.
  • to develop optical technologies scientifically and to be active in research.
  • to develop new products on the basis of scientific knowledge.
You are interested in this study programme? Find out more about the admission requirements and the application procedure here.
You are already enrolled in this study programme? Find out more about curricula, module catalogues, dates and deadlines here.

"Optical Technologies for me was able to put all my interests in one program. I am particularly thrilled about how much we learn about applications in the real world, rather than pure theory. For the future, I plan to get into Biophotonics and work in the field of lasers in medicine."

Masa, 2nd semester

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"I enjoy studying this course as it's a well-structured interdisciplinary master course. However, the beginning of my first semester was little challenging as my bachelor study was in mechanical engineering. I really believe that optics and photonics is emerging technology and it has lots of applications in diverse fields. The course provides endless opportunities. Currently I am doing my master work in Siemens AG. In future, I would prefer to work as a researcher. My personal interest is in the field of optical sensing/metrology and image processing."

Nikunj, Senior Student

"Since I studied basic optoelectronics course during my Bachelor's degree, I got quite interested in understanding optics in depth. Before, I always thought optics as the science of contact lenses or mirrors. But that basic course introduced me with real optics and hence I decided to pursue my studies in Optical Technologies. At Leibniz University, the course content and teaching methods are the best of its kind and up to date. I learnt a lot of new concepts with their practical implementations. Once I finish my master's thesis in the ultrashort pulse laser system, I am planning to pursue a PhD in the same field."

Zulqarnain, Senior Student

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Study Counselling
Dr. Mareike Vorholt | Carolin Mantke, M. A. | Ak Mosimann, M. A.
Study Counselling
Dr. Mareike Vorholt | Carolin Mantke, M. A. | Ak Mosimann, M. A.
Consultation Hours

Consultation takes place on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM and on Thursdays from 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM. More information