Optical System Technology / Optronics

Short profile

Master of Science

admission restriction
none | individual acceptance

standard length of study
3 semester

study start
April 1 or october 1

teaching language

credit points

admission requirements
Bachelor's degree in a similar field

possible throughout the year


Optical System Technology / Optronics combines the engineering knowledge of the disciplines Optic, Electronics, Mechanics and Information technologyin a new discipline. It comprises the entirety of physical, chemical and biological natural laws and technologies for the generation, amplification, shaping, transmission, measurement and utilization of light.

Graduates from the master program Optical System Technology / Optronics are interdisciplinary trained optics engineers. They have profound knowledge of the physical fundamentals of electromagnetic waves and are thereby able to work methodologically and integratively through the application orientation of the program.

The program is created consecutive and bases on the bachelor degree in Optical System Technology / Optronics.

The program is mainly research-oriented and deepens skills and competences acquired from undergraduate studies in the field Optronics. Students are trained manifold in development, construction/design, modelling/simulation, technolgy and and manufacturing of micro- and macro-technical optronic products, machines, plants and processes.

Content of study

7 %
Optical components
20 %
Obligatory courses according to chosen specialisation (see specialisation and detailed overview)
27 %
Optional courses (e.g. optoelectronic measuring and sensor technology, light measurement technology and sensor technology, digital signal processing, color and colorimetry, nano and laser measurement technology, microtechnology, photovoltaic systems, lighting technology, physiological optics)
13 %
Project seminar
33 %
Master thesis


  • Photonics

  • Optical Engineering

  • Optical Sensor- and Information Technology

Fields of work

  • Research and Development in companies and institutes

  • Project work, construction and testing

  • Production and project management

  • Quality assurance and quality control

  • Medical and environmental technology, biotechnology

  • Companies of optics, lighting and laser technology

Further information