Show as: Mobile

European Master of Science in Photonics

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
939 EUR
Start dates
939 EUR
20 September 2020

939 EUR
Inquire for more information

Program description

European Master of Science in Photonics

The European Master of Science in Photonics is an English-taught 2-year master Program (120 ects) that leads to a joint degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. We offer students a challenging engineering Program that combines core photonics courses with a whole range of photonics electives and multidisciplinary modules, e.g. Electronics and Information Technology, Physics and Materials, Business Engineering, Modelling, Measurement and Control and Life Sciences.

This multidisciplinary approach combined with high-level training in labs and a strong international component has proven to boost the employement prospects of our graduates to a maximum in innovative industries and research domains such as biotechnology, health care, green energy, ICT and Industry 4.0.

Admission requirements

Degree requirements

  1. For international students
    • Bachelor or master degree in (Applied) Physics/Electrical Engineering/Materials Science
    • Bachelor or master degree in another scientific field will also be considered based on pre-knowledge
  2. For belgian degree holders
    • Bachelor or master degree in (Applied) Physics/Electrical Engineering/Materials Science have direct access
    • Bachelor or master degree in Architecture, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, industrial Science - Electronics/ICT, Engineering Science or KMS Polytechnical Department can apply for the preparatory Program of 30 ECTS

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

Common General Compulsory Courses

  • Introduction to Business
  • Lasers
  • Optical Materials
  • Photonics
  • Mathematics in Photonics
  • Laboratories in Photonics Research
  • Business Aspects of Micro-electronics and Photonics
  • Optical Communication Systems
  • Sensors and Microsystem Electronics
  • Physics of Semiconductor Technologies and Devices
  • Microphotonics
  • Recent trends in Photonics

Advanced Photonics Electives

  • Introduction to Quantum Physics for Electrical Engineering
  • Micro- and nanophotonic semiconductor devices
  • Optical Sensors
  • Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
  • Quantum optics
  • Internship in Photonics
  • Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Biophotonics
  • Display Technology
  • High Speed Photonic Components
  • Non-linear optics
  • Optical Spectroscopy of Materials
  • Design of Refractive and Diffractive Optical Imaging Systems
  • Optical Design of Non-Imaging Systems with Ray-tracing software

Multidisciplinary Engineering Electives

  • Module Modeling, Measuring and Control Systems
  • Module Electronics and Information Technology
  • Module Physics and Materials
  • Module Life Sciences
  • Module Business Engineering

Master Thesis Project - 2nd year of the model learning track

  • Master Thesis Project

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for EEA students is 939€. The price for Non-EEA students is 939€

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Request info

Want to know more about this program, European Master of Science in Photonics? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

About this institute

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Logo

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts 16.000 students, 21%...

Read more about this school

Contact info

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Request information

Want to know more about European Master of Science in Photonics? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!

Mental health support after COVID-19

What do you expect from your university?

Take our quick survey

Career test - find your perfect career

Take our free career test that will match you with programs and careers based on your interests and personality.

Take the test

You may also like...