Applied Photonics

Master of Science

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The study concept of applied photonics isn't a conventional master
program. It is possible to work while you study, but the target audience
aren't particular people who are already working.

It is your choice if you study past-time and work on the other days
or if you study conventionally without a professional life.
Professional life isn't a requirement for the maser program applied photonics.

Reasons to study Photonics in Aalen

What you need to know

Target Audience

This course is for students that want to achieve special knowledge of innovative technologies in Photonics. Additionally this course adresses working people with bachelor‘s degree, that seek a higher occupational qualification by master‘s degree. These people study extra-occupationally without losing their job.

Language of instruction


DegreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
Duration of study

The organisation of the study program offers all subjects as part-time concept in 4 semesters:

  • 2 days per week lectures
  • 1 - 3 days per week professional life (students apply self-reliant at regioanl companies)


  • conventional study course in 3 semesters without professional work

You choose!

Application an admission

In general the course starts in winter semester and the application has to be send until July 15thOnline application

For students with certified previous experience a start in summer semester (second semester) is possible. In this case, application should be delivered before January 15th.

Prerequisites for Admission

  • 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)
  • Further details: Checklist
Further informationFlyer



How to apply

Check list

Study Course

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Study Course Photonics

Possible employers for professional life

Regional enterprises like OSRAM and ZEISS offer interesting engineering jobs, that
match perfectly the part-time concept of the master study program. Of course you can
apply at any other company for a corresponding industrial job in individuell part-time.


Wolfgang Glaser

An der Bahnbrücke
89542 Herbrechtingen, Deutschland



Corporate Human Resources

Carl Zeiss AG

Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22

73447 Oberkochen, Deutschland



Please don't hesitate to contact us!

General guidance:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krapp
+49 7361 576-3403

Admissions office:
Studentische Abteilung

Departmental office:
Bettina Böhm
+49 7361 576-3104

Opening hours
Mon-Fri 9:00-11:30
Tue+Thu 13:00-15:00
During the non-lecture period
Mon-Fri 9:00-11:30