Optical System Technology / Optroncis

Short profile

Bachelor of Science

admission restriction

standard length of study
7 semester

study start
October 1

preparatory internship
8 weeks

credit points

teaching language

May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)


Optical System Technology / Optronics comprises the entirety of physical, chemical and biological natural laws and technologies for the generation, amplification, shaping, transmission, measurement and utilization of light.

Optics as a once classical part of the field of physics has now moved into almost all areas of technology and science and in our everyday life (mobile phone, car). The applications of modern optical technologies require complex optical imaging and illumination systems with electronic and mechanical components. Therefore, the bachelor program Optical System Technology / Optronics is very interdisciplinary and providesmultidisciplinary knowledge in various disciplines.

Through the strong application orientation of the program, students are able to work methodologically and integratively. Students design for example-starting from concrete optical and constructive requirements- complex optical systems, optimize them and attend their production. For this, competences for the safe handling of optics design software are also taught.

The formation and generation of light with specific characteristics may be for example used for the development and manufacture of new light sources (adaptive lighting technology). Good physiological and ergonomic knowledge enable the development and implementation of new concepts in lighting technology. The program leads to the degree "Bachelor of Science", which qualifies for a profession as well as for the consecutive master program.

Content of study

23 %
Fundamentals (mathematics, physics, computer science, materials, ...)
21 %
Fundamentals of engineering (e.g. electrical engineerig, elektronics, technical mechanics, signals and systems, ...)
40 %
Optic and lighting engineering (e.g. optical engineering, precision engineering, optical systems, image processing, ...)
3 %
Non-technical subjects (foreign languages, economics, General Studies)
13 %
Basic and professional internship and bachelor thesis

Practice during studies

The basic internship is an academic achievement with a duration of eight weeks. It should be fulfilled preferably before the start of studies, but can also be completed before the end of the fourth semester. The professional internship during the seventh semester takes 12 weeks and can be completed in companies at home as well as abroad.

Fields of work

  • Adaptive lighting engineering

  • Aerospace engineering

  • Communications engineering, optoelectronics

  • Biotechnology and medical engineering

  • Micro- and nanotechnologies

  • Optical industry and materials science and engineering

  • Automotive engineering

  • Virtual reality

  • Production technology with the aid of laser treatment

  • Image processing and quality assurance

  • Optical measurement and sensor technology

  • Criminalistics

Further information