Scientific Instrumentation
Degree
Master of Science
Duration4 semesters
Career Opportunities
In the actual scenario of the increasing shortage of highly qualified personnel in technical and scientific sectors, there are excellent career prospects for graduates of the Master’s degree programme in scientific instrumentation both nationally and internationally.
The industries and research institutes in the region of Jena provide excellent employment opportunities for graduates in the particular specializations which they have opted for. Many companies are engaged in the fields of metrology and sensors, optics, analytical techniques, micro-engineering and medical engineering. The close contacts that the teaching staff possesses with the industrial firms and research institutes ensure that the training is practically oriented and is upto- date with the course contents. Looking at the current scenario for interns and graduates of the scientific engineering courses, the demand is greater than the supply. The Master’s degree in scientific instrumentation also qualifies its holder to pursue a PhD.​
 
The graduates of this course have the chance to work in the following vocational fields among others:
  • Industry (equipment manufacturer, surveilling/monitoring high-tech/hi-tech processes)
  • Research
    - physical-technical research
    - chemical and process engineering
    - biomedical research
    - geoscience and environmental science
    - aerospace
Entry Requirements
The entry requirement for the Master’s degree programme is a university degree with competent final degree grades in physics, science or a scientific engineering discipline whose curriculum covers the subject entry requirements (e.g. physics, physics engineering, precision engineering,electrical engineering/electronics, mechatronics, biomedical engineering). English proficiency is also mandatory. (demonstrated by TOEFL with at least 550 points paper-based, 213 points computer-based and 79 points internet-based or IELTS 6.0 overall band score). In addition, a selection committee decides on admitting the student by the means of the following criteria:
  • Quality and the fitting accuracy of the completed Bachelor’s studiesSubstance and persuasiveness of the letter of motivation,
  • Recommendations by academic advisors/reviewers/ experts,
  • Possibly, the result of a voluntarily completed entrance examination where additional qualifications can be considered,
  • Research project in a field that is relevant to this course and its quality.
Deadline
01.06. & 15.07. 
in English