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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
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Focusing on fundamental physics of light and optical components as well as a wide range of applications which are essential to our high-tech society, this programme include courses in basic physics, optical materials and structures.

The programme places great emphasis on innovation and future applications of optics and photonics to develop technological solutions to societal challenges including quantifying carbon dioxide consumption, improving combustion processes, securing communication against acts of terrorism, measuring food quality, performing better medical procedures, and understanding and controlling diseases.

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.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

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

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

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

About the Educational System in general visit the section
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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