Optoelectronics and Photonics

University of Paderborn

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The aim of the Master's program Optoelectronics and Photonics at the University of Paderborn is to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills in the fields of optoelectronics and photonics.


Program Overview

Through an interdisciplinary range of courses with approximately equal proportions in physics and in electrical engineering and information technology, the Optoelectronics and Photonics graduates from the University of Paderborn acquire distinctive analytical skills as well as the ability to undertake disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and development work. The graduates acquire a broad education in the field of modern optical technologies and optoelectronic information processing. The program is entirely conducted in English, so that it is open to non-German-speaking students. The international applicability of the graduates is also supported. A particularly practical training is achieved by extensive laboratory practicals as well as extensive practical parts in the field of numerical modeling. With a focus on optical technologies, the ability to conceptualize experiments, or theoretical / numerical processes, to classify and classify the results and apply and apply them to technical developments will be acquired.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Electronics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Optoelectronic Semiconductor Devices
  • Computational Optoelectronics and Photonics I
  • Fields and Waves

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An officially certified copy of your secondary school leaving certificate which qualifies you to study at university level in your home country (please make sure that you provide proof of all grades you obtained).
  • Officially certified copies of all other relevant documents such as academic transcripts, final degree certificates, etc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The semester fees amount to a total of € 318.97


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Optoelectronics and Photonics
University of Paderborn