University of Eastern Finland - Institute of Photonics

Introduction

Institute of Photonics combines all research and education in optics and photonics at the University of Eastern Finland. It provides a unique combination of expertize and facilities on photonics.

Photonics researchers come from:

  • Deparment of Physics and Mathematics
  • Department of Environmental and biological sciences
  • School of Computing

At UEF, interdisciplinarity is not something we do, it's who we are. We seek to be number one in Finland when it comes to academic learning environments. We offer first-class education that is bound to make a difference.

We are one of the largest universities in Finland, and home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff.

Our campuses are located in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna.

UEF is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. We have four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.

Our activities underscore multidisciplinarity. Our key interdisciplinary research areas are built around four global challenges. These challenges are Ageing, lifestyles and health; Learning in a digitised society; Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders; and Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources.

In addition to a high standard of teaching, we offer our students a modern study environment, which is under constant development. Student well-being is among our primary concerns.

We have extensive international relations and are involved in several international networks. Our teaching and research staff and students are active in participating in various mobility programmes. We have concluded bilateral agreements of cooperation with approximately 100 universities abroad. Furthermore, we are involved in several international networks and discipline-specific projects.

Together with our networks, we support the well-being and positive development of eastern Finland. Our goal is to be ranked among the leading 200 research universities in the world and, in the strong research areas, among the world's leading 50 research universities.

UEF is a smoke-free workplace.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master's Degree Programme in Photonics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Joensuu

Master's Degree Programme in Photonics is a two-year programme taught in English at the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Master's degree in photonics gives students good expertise to modern optics and photonics at both theoretical and experimental level. [+]

Master's Degree Programme in Photonics is a two-year programme taught in English at the Institute of Photonics, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland. Master's degree in photonics gives students good expertise to modern optics and photonics at both theoretical and experimental level. Our graduates find work as technology specialists, researchers, and project managers in the development organisations and R&D departments of photonics industry. The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Photonics is a two year full time study program. Master's degree consists of 120 ECTS credits of studies in one main subject, photonics. One ECTS credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work. LEARNING OBJECTIVES The objective of Master's degree in photonics is to give students good expertise to modern optics and photonics at both theoretical and experimental level. This contains ability to understand optical phenomena, design and analysis of optical systems, fabrication methods of photonics structures, and ability to scientific and technical communication in photonics. This all gives capability to work in photonics related companies as an expert and developer, and to continue to PhD studies in photonics. The education is based on high-quality photonics research in the department. DEGREE STRUCTURE Courses and laboratory practices 90 ECTS MSc Thesis 30 ECTS Total 120 ECTS STUDIES CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING MODULES: General studies provide basics for the further studies. Core courses provide the fundamental basis for light and light-matter interaction. Laboratory practices contain a large amount of practical working in photonics. Waves and scattering consist of advanced topics on modern light propagation and scattering. Light and Matter inspect light-matter interaction at microscopic level. Displays, Colors, and Applications introduce some special topics on optics. Master thesis is your own large project. Double degree program Students in the Master's degree programme in Photonics at UEF may apply to a Double Master's Degree Program in «Advanced Materials and Technologies of Photonics» for the second study year. This double degree programme is organized together with UEF and ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia. After completing all the requirements for graduation at each institution, the student will be granted official Master's Degree Diplomas/Certificates by both universities. For more information, please contact programme coordinator Noora Heikkilä (email: noora.heikkila(at)uef.fi). Why study Photonics? Photonics is technology that focuses on the generation, detection, and management of light, enabling the use of light in different areas that are essential to society and the economy. A degree in photonics can lead you to exciting career opportunities in many different fields including information and communication technology, lighting and manufacturing, image analysis, security, defence, space, life sciences and medical technology. The industry being active in these fields has an extraordinary demand for highly qualified professionals. Who should apply? Graduates who are seeking challenges in the field of optics and photonics and who hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in physics, optics, photonics, physical and engineering sciences with an extensive physics basic education, or another discipline related to the programme, entailing proficiency in physics and mathematics. [-]

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Yliopistokatu 2, 80100 Joensuu, Finlande
Joensuu, FI
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