Photonics Engineering, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | Ghent University | Gent, Belgium
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Photonics Engineering

24 months
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6672 EUR/year
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The MSc. in Photonics Engineering is an English taught interuniversity programme of two years (120 ECTS) which leads to a joint degree from Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Overview

Key facts

This multidisciplinary master in Photonics Engineering at Ghent University is a 2-year interuniversity English taught master programme organized jointly by Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University.*

The programme offers a fully residential on-campus track and a semi-online track.

In the residential on-campus track students spend both master year 1 and master year 2 on-campus. In master year 1 students take core photonics courses in semester 1 & 2 at VUB or UGent, supplemented by a number of advanced photonics electives.

In master year 2 students can design their own programme combining:

  • Advanced photonics courses at VUB, UGent or partner universities
  • Multidisciplinary modules at VUB, UGent or partner universities
  • Strong international components for the master dissertation or research exchange,
  • Opportunities for (international) internships at research institutes or industry.
  • For their second year students can continue their studies at VUB or UGent or they can go for an Erasmus Exchange at one of our partner institutions for a semester or a full your year to take courses and/or write their master thesis.

    Accreditation

    Our photonics courses and curriculum were audited by CTI (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur), as part of the EUR-ACE® quality audit carried out by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

     

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:
    • Optical Materials
    • Microphotonics
    • Lasers
    • Business Economics (VUB)
    • Entrepreneurship (UGent)
    • Laboratories in Photonics
    • Photonic Integrated Circuits
    • Optical Communication Systems
    • Sensors and Microsystem Electronics
    • Physics of Semiconductor Technologies and Devices
    • Business Aspects of Photonics
    • Innovation in Photonics
    • Elective courses Basics Photonics
    • Photonics
    • Mathematics in Photonics

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    Credits

    120 ECTS

    Delivered

    On Campus, Online
    • Fully structured

    Academic requirements

    GRE admission requirements GRE®
    160 (quantitative)

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    • Legal aid

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • All applicants need to be in possession of a bachelor degree in Electrical engineering or in (Applied) Physics or an equivalent such as Materials Science to be directly admitted to the program.
    • Students in their last year of such a programme will however also be considered.
    • Students with a Master degree in these fields can apply as well.
    • Applicants holding a Belgian bachelor or master degree in another field of Engineering or in Sciences are welcome to join the program through a personalised prepatory program (in Dutch) at VUB.
    • we have accepted students with a degree in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, IC Design in the past. If there are sufficient courses in Applied Mathematics, Electromagnetics, Semiconductor Physics, Electronics, Optics & Optoelectronics or Telecommunications, you fit our profile.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      6672 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6672 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      1116 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1116 EUR per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Gent

    754 - 1205 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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    10 EUR
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    1400 EUR
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    Various benefits
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    1000000 INR
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    3500 USD
    Deadline
    15 Nov 2024
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    3000 EUR
    Deadline
    21 Sep 2024
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    1000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
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    1000 USD
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    30 Nov 2024
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    14 Oct 2024
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    1350 EUR
    Deadline
    31 Oct 2024
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    31 Dec 2024
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    33600 EUR
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    01 Jul 2024
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    25 Aug 2024
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    3000 USD
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    31 Dec 2025
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    3500 USD
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    15 Nov 2024
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