Laser- and Optotechnologies
Master of Engineering
Duration4 semesters
Career Opportunities
Demographic developments inrecent years have led to a marked decline in the number of graduates. In its latest press releases the German Industry Association for Optical, Medical and Mechatronic Technologies (SPECTARIS) has set out the problem as follows: "The German precision engineering and optical industry embraces high tech areas, such as laser and laboratory technology, the entire spectrum of phototechnologies and ophthalmic optics and medical engineering. Its products can be found in nearly all areas of life and will permanently change the industrial future of Germany over the coming years. The greatest problem in this sector is currently the acute shortage of skilled personnel. All in all, there is currently a shortage of over 10,000 qualified personnel in the optical technologies division of the sector alone, if all fields of activity are included. To redress this situation the association is calling in the first instance for an improvement in technical training and further training pathways." As can be seen from this assessment, the prospects of interesting and well-paid employment for graduates, particularly graduates in "Laser and Optical Technologies", are extremely favourable.
The graduates of this course have the chance to work in the following vocational fields among others:
  • Optical industry
  • Laser technology, laser development and application
  • Information and communication technology
  • Optoelectronics, electronics
  • Computer technology/engineering
  • Medical and environment engineering
  • Bioengineering.
Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or diploma (from a university or university of applied sciences) in a technical or scientific subject with an overall grade of at least “good” and the passing of an aptitude test is required for admission to this course.
International students who apply for the full-time course have to pass the language exams DSH 2 or DSH 3 or Test DAF with 4 or 5 points in all portions.

in German