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Photonics Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Photonics Engineering, 120 ECTS

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR


Photonics is a well-established field of technologies and physics that is essential in our everyday life as well as a research topic for novel key enabling technologies for the society of the future. Examples of well-established existing applications of photonics are lasers and optical communication whereas future applications include sensing for example within biophotonics, energy and health.

Photonics is a very active field of research including basic research on photonics components, novel materials, laser and light sources as well as new optical methods for example within sensing. Photonics is not only a topic of research but also an engineering field that is being increasingly used within the industry. Many of the future applications include cross disciplinary knowledge, for example to predict optical properties of synthesized materials using advance mathematics, to optimize optical measurements of biochemical samples, or to interpret the reflected optical signal from a polluted atmosphere.

Career Opportunities 

The career opportunities as a Master of Science in Engineering within photonics are manifold due to the many different applications of photonics. Examples of career paths include research and development within the private industrial sector as well as within the public domain. However, career options related to other occupational tasks—as for example process control and management or optimization or processing of advanced technology where photonics is either an end product or used as a tool to process other end products—are also possible.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to  Photonics Engineering.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Technical University of Denmark.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

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You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

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The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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