Programme Code

UE 066 508 – Master’s Programme Microelectronics and Photonics

Duration of Programme

4 semesters


120 ECTS




Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.)
Master of Science (MSc)


Study contents

Microelectronics is the basic technology of our information society. All modern systems of communication and information technology are based on this technology as well as components of automation, consumer electronics, automotive technology as well as aerospace and technical medicine. The course of study in combination with optical technologies is unique in the German-speaking world. It covers a broad education from the physical mode of action of electronic components and their simulation and manufacture to laser technology.

You should have a completed relevant bachelor's degree and an interest in lasers, circuit technology and quantum phenomena. If you are fascinated by the reduction of components to atomic scale, this Master's Programme is the right choice for you.

Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from TU Wien or TU Graz.

Admission with other degrees is possible after individual examination, if necessary, and additional examinations may be prescribed.


The laboratory exercises and practical courses of the Master's Programme are equipped with high-quality and modern equipment and have sufficient space. The courses of the Master's Programme are not overcrowded. There are enough free places in all courses and sufficient support staff.

There are excellent career prospects in the development of semiconductor sensors, the simulation of devices, and generally in all fields characterized by product innovations with high technology. Circuit design and simulation of integrated optoelectronic circuits for communication technology, biomedical applications of lasers and the research of quantum devices are further job profiles.

  • Development of semiconductor sensors, simulation of devices
  • Product innovations through high technology
  • Circuit design and simulation of integrated opto-electronic circuits for
  • communication technology
  • Biomedical applications of lasers
  • Research of quantum devices

New semiconductor materials for microelectronics, sensors and photonics, solid-state lasers for new wavelength ranges, ultrafast optical sources for the investigation of atomic and biological processes, sensors for automotive applications, biochips, microsystems, nanoelectronic devices, fabrication and simulation of quantum wires and quantum dots, ultra-high-integrity circuitry, reduction of devices to atomic scale, quantum phenomena.

The program does not require a mandatory internship. The lecturers provide support in arranging stays abroad, which can usually be smoothly integrated into the Master's Programme.