Master's Degree Programme in Photonics

University of Eastern Finland - Institute of Photonics

Program Description

Master's Degree Programme in Photonics

University of Eastern Finland - Institute of Photonics

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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Sept. 2018
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2 years
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