Munich University of Applied Sciences

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
1790 EUR/year
1790 EUR/year
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Photonics offered by the Munich University of Applied Sciences is a field of applied optics, concerned with the optical technologies. The word Photonics is a portmanteau of the words ‘Photon’ and ‘Electronics’.


The field of Photonics, program offered by the Munich University of Applied Sciences, embraces such disciplines as informatics, data processing, laser based technologies, metrology and bio-medical optics. Design using light as well as the appropriate use of lighting sources also belong to the broad spectrum of Photonics. There are applications in the technologies of communication, medicine and biology as well as the emerging field of nanotechnology. Current research foci are the control of the propagation of light through non-linear interaction and the interactions with complex (nano-) structures. A demand of the ever faster approaching future is increasing the efficiency of light sources to further energy savings.

The mission of this Master´s course of study, which is currently being accredited, is to qualify Master´s candidates individually to meet the needs arising in the field of Photonics. Thus, two mutually dependent goals are achieved. The door is opened through this Master´s for graduates in a new, high-tech field. At the same time, the demand for highly qualified people in this growing industry which is located in and around Munich can best be met. Both the needs of industry for outstanding, qualified personnel and the needs of students for graduate level education in a future oriented field of technology are best met through this Master´s program.

The course of study is based on three relevant, required courses. The essential focus of the course is oriented towards those applications which are sector-specific and thus permit the student an in-depth study of those aspects of Photonics which best fit their needs. Many of the lectures are accompanied by interesting and demanding practical exercises in the university´s modern laboratories. This course of study has included other qualifying courses from the natural sciences from the very beginning. Students focus on Photonics without losing the perspective of this discipline within the sciences.

Photonics and the Job Market

The current market volume in the optical technologies is globally around 100 billion US dollars. Experts expect an annual increase of about 10% over time. Counting the mid-size firms in Germany alone which are engaged in a branch of the optical technologies , there are about 100 such firms with 36,000 positions already and these firms expect an increase in their personnel need by 2010 of 40%, that is 15,000 career positions. (Source: Bayern Photonics).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optics and optical design
  • Micro and fiber optics
  • Opto electronics and electronics
  • Information Technology and Data Based Communication
  • Sensor, measurement-, safety technologies and comfort management
  • Laser technology and materials processing
  • Medical technology
  • Micro- and nano technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Partially taught in German




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

  • Online Application
  • Official Transcript of Records in English or German from your home university
  • Copy of Bachelor or Diploma certificate
  • If you live and study in a country where English is the main language, you do not have to provide any kind of language certificate.
  • If your study programme is solely taught in English, please provide official confirmation of that (e.g. a letter from your home university).
  • We cannot accept TOEIC or TOEFL ITP!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1790 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1790 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    1790 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1790 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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