Laser and Light Technology
In A Nutshell
The program in Technical Physics conveys a wide mathematical-scientific foundation and connects it with practical skills from engineering and computer science. The specialization for the laser and light technology program starts at the beginning of the fourth semester. The practical fifth semester allows for early contacts to businesses and research institutions in the field of photonics and lasers.
Students can expect individual support and advice in a small academic program. The program can be supplemented with an international component. At the ISAT, the department’s Institute for Sensor and Actuator Technology, students can participate in current research projects and get to know the world of science and academia as well as finance their studies.
A basic internship is not required. However, we recommend gaining practical experience in corresponding companies before the program begins so you can form an idea of the professional work environment ahead of time.
Required internship semester
The required internship usually takes place in the fifth semester of the program. It spans a continuous period of 20 weeks. In addition, students will visit educational events to accompany their practical training.
Structure of the Program
The program has a very strong technology / physics orientation. The first three semesters are completely dedicated to conveying fundamental principles in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and technology.
The specialization for the laser and light technology program starts at the beginning of the fourth semester.
The fifth semester is a required internship semester, which is primarily completed outside of the university. Here, students gain experience in companies and labs and get to know the every-day working life of engineers.
The sixth and seventh semesters are almost completely dedicated to the relevant subjects of laser and light technology. A large part of the courses is accompanied by internships and practical exercises. Here, students can apply their theoretical knowledge to experiments and tests in the lab.
Contents of Semesters 1 - 4:
M - Mathematics
- Mathematical methods in physics
I - Computer science
- Applied computer science
- Computer-based measurement technology
N - Natural sciences
- Optics, photonics, statistical procedures
- Mechanics, mechanical vibrations, and waves
- Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics
- Electrodynamics, radiation
- Technical optics
- Light technology
T - Technology
- Construction, CAD
- Measurement and control technology
- Applied electricity, electronics
+ scientific work methods, modules of the Coburg Way and the general studies program, technical English
Semesters 6 and 7:
- Solid state physics
- Fundamental principles of laser technology
- Laser applications
- Light wave guide technology
- Light sources and detectors
- Compulsory electives
- Bachelor's seminar and Bachelor's thesis
Curriculum and Examination Regulations
The [module plan]* provides an overview of the structure of the program. The [module manual]* provides information about the content of the individual modules. The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program. Contact your academic advisor Prof. Dr. Wolfram Haupt concerning the content of the program.
*only available in german at the moment
With the Technical Physics program, students have the key to the wide professional field of physical engineering. Physical engineers can be found wherever work is done to transform physical phenomena into innovative technologies. Laser and light technology has developed into one of the future technologies of the 21st century. It has long since found its way into other disciplines, such as medicine, communication, materials and environmental technology. In addition to assuming engineering-specific responsibilities, such as project management in development and production as well as quality assurance, students can also enter into research, sales, or patent work.
After completing the Bachelor’s degree, committed graduates have the possibility of obtaining further qualifications with a Master's degree. For this purpose, the department of Applied Natural Sciences at Coburg University offers the Master's programs in Development and Management in Engineering and Simulation and Testing and the international Master’s program in Analytical Instruments, Measurement, and Sensor Technology (AIMS).
Application and Admission Requirements
Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a bachelor program at the University of Coburg.
Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).
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Status: December 2019.
Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.