Scientific Instrumentation Master's degree programme


SI Schedule

The curriculum imparts to our students the knowledge and abilities for a future work in industry or research institutes.

The course is designed to provide the professional as well as the multidisciplinary competences which are required for a successful career. This includes knowledge in science and engineering as well as key qualifications.

Depending on the prerequisites of each individual student the first semester includes postgraduate foundation modules on advanced topics of applied physics or precision engineering.

From semester two the students choose four out of eight elective modules: Materials for Sensores and Electronics, Micro- and Nanotechnology, Optical Instruments, Gas Sensing and Aerosol Measurement, FEM and Simulation, Advanced 3D-Design, Precision Instrumentation and Scientific Computing. The language of instruction of the entire curriculum is English.

Semester three includes a research internship and the fourth semester students the work on a master's thesis in which a research project or a high-tech development project is performed. The research work for the internship and the master's thesis can be done in our university, in one of our partner universities, in a research centre or in a research department in industry.
It is jointly supervised by the according institution and our university.

The curriculum has a modular structure.
Credit points are granted following the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for every successfully finished module. This system facilitates the recognition of course modules studied at different universities.

Complete Course Overview


Basis Module
Physical Materials
Scientific Writing and
Non-technical module 1/ German

Elective Module I Elective Module II Elective Module III Elective Module IV Soft Skills Non-technical module 2/ German

Research Internship

Master Thesis Colloquium

Postgradual Basis Modules

  Postgradual Foundation Modules
for graduates in e.g. Precision Engineering Solid State Physics Electronic Hardware
for graduates in e.g. Physics Engineering Design of
Precision Devices
Electronic Hardware Systems Introduction
to FEM
for graduates in e.g. Electrical Engineering Design of
Precision Devices
Solid State PhysicsIntroduction
to FEM

Recommended Elective Modules

Elective Modules (choice 4 of 8)
Materials for Sensors and Electronics Micro- and Nanotechnology Optical Instruments Gas Sensing and Aerosol Measurement
FEM and Simulation Advanced 3D-Design Precision Instrumentation Scientific Computing