Applied Photonics, M.Sc. | Aalen University of Applied Sciences | Aalen, Germany
18 months
3000 EUR/year
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This Applied Photonics program at Aalen University of Applied Sciences is for students that want to achieve special knowledge of innovative technologies in Photonics.


Strictly, the term “Photonics” stands for the science of photon. The classical meaning refers to fiber-optic communication originated in the 1980s. Today the term incorporates many novel disciplines. In the essence, it is related to four application areas, where “Photonics” is used to connote applied research and development. These are: 

  • Optical information and communication 
  • Industrial manufacturing 
  • Illumination and displays 
  • Biophotonics in the domain of Life Science 
Specifically “Photonics” not only denotes the particle properties of light, the term incorporates all practical applications of optics, and the potential to create, transport and process optical signals. Photonic techniques are used in various fields. The combination of medical problems and photonic technologies proved to exhibit a high economical potential


Graduates of the Photonics Master course are particularly well educated for a leading position in research and development, where good theoretical knowledge of physics and optics are combined with practical experience: 

  • Development and application of lasers and laser systems 
  • Development of fibre-optic components and systems 
  • Design and development of optical instruments 
  • Novel techniques for illumination and displays 
  • Design and application of medical systems for diagnosis and therapy

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Laser and Non-Linear Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Optical Systems 
  • Advanced Optical Communications Technology
  • Optical Design Strategies
  • Illumination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a high quality Bachelor or Diploma degree in Physics or Engineering, e.g. in Electronics, Optoelectronics, Mechatronics or Optometry 
  • profound English (B2) 
  • fundamental German (A1)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Aalen

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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