Objectives

  

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Learning Outcomes

During the two master years students are able to continue to build on the broad ranging basic scientific knowledge acquired as part of the Bachelor programme, combining a multidisciplinary engineering training with an in-depth specialisation in photonics.
 
Although photonic systems are the core of the Master programme, this programme is broad based in nature as it offers students the opportunity to enrol in a broad package of optional courses in computer engineering, electronics, telecommunication, audio-visual processing, measuring, modelling and control or entrepreneurship.
 
The ‘European Master of Science in Photonics’ has the following objectives:
 
The acquisition of fundamental knowledge in the field of photonics and the ability to apply that knowledge in a methodological and effective way on the design, realisation and the management of various technical systems based on the properties of light.
The acquisition of the required skills in order to start fundamental as well as applied research in the field of photonics.
The acquisition of a critical and problem solving attitude in the development of feasible solutions, keeping in mind the socio-economic and environmental aspects.
The acquisition of the necessary communication skills in order to interact effectively both with peers and the broader public and to evolve towards leading roles.
 
In order to comply with the profile set out for the European Master of Science in Photonics, students are expected:
 
To have the ability to understand the main points (rationale, methodology, conclusions) of any research paper in the field of optics and photonics (without necessarily understanding all the details).
To be able to read, understand and assess the manuals of standard photonic instrumentation.
To have the ability to design a basic optical system and to assess its performances.
To have a due understanding of the operation of optical components in various applications (e.g. laser printer, transmitters used in communications) and to be able to identify possible means in order to optimise the performance.
To have due skills with the standard software tools for optical design and for characterization, to understand their mathematical background and to be able to transfer these skills to others.
To have a due understanding of the properties of standard optical materials, the field of their applications and the present trends in materials research and fabrication technology.
To be acquainted with standard geometrical optics, quantum- and optoelectronics, physical optics, with the underlying mathematical tools, with the mainstream applications of optics and photonics and to be able to transfer these skills to others.
To be able to write a research paper in a proper and professional format.
To have the ability to give a professional presentation.
To be able to work in a team and to respect deadlines.
To be able to do research in a creative way.
To be able to continue with more advanced studies and to have an attitude of lifelong learning.
To understand what it means to work in an industrial environment and have acquired basic project management skills.
To have an understanding of the role of Science and Technology in society.
Adapt flexibility to diverse European academic cultures

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Academic plans

In the context of this programme, the following academic plans are offered:

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