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Optical Technologies: Lasers and Photonics, B. Sc.

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Light is as fascinating as it is mysterious and at the same time an important basis of life for many animals and plants. Without light, there would be no photosynthesis, it influences your mood and is essential for the body's own production of vitamin D. But light can do even more, it is pure energy that can be used to read, cut and transmit data at lightning speed. In manufacturing or medicine, the applications of light are potentially endless, but it takes clever and creative minds to develop the appropriate technologies to harness light in the ways mentioned.

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General information on the degree programme

Type of study:

undergraduate bachelor's programme

Start of studies:Winter semester
Approval:free of admission
Standard period of study:Six semesters
Language skills:German: at least C1 + English skills!
Prerequisites:Preliminary internship (recommended)


Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)

The Bachelor's degree programme "Optical Technologies: Lasers and Photonics" is unique in its form at a German university. If you want to take up a degree programme that combines different scientific branches beyond rigid disciplinary boundaries, then study optical technologies and equip yourself in a versatile way for a career in one of the key technologies of the 21st century. Prepare yourself for an exciting course of study that will teach you a combination of physical, mathematical and chemical fundamentals with typical engineering problem-solving skills. After graduation, you will have a broad knowledge in the field of optical technologies, which you can use, for example, in measurement technology or material processing.

Qualification goals

Curriculum, module catalogue and examination regulations

Why should you study optical technologies in Hannover?

Hanover offers particularly favourable conditions for the degree programme Optical Technologies: Lasers and Photonics, not only because particularly close cooperation between the basic disciplines can be achieved here, but also because the Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (LZH) is a direct interface to industry. (LZH), there is a direct interface to industry, so that companies can be well integrated into ongoing research and teaching and you, as a student, can be introduced to industry more easily.

In addition, Leibniz University has been successfully offering a Master's programme in Optical Technologies for more than ten years, which is excellently suited for deepening the content acquired in the Bachelor's programme. In addition to the German- and English-language Master's programme in Optical Technologies, you also have direct access to the new Master's programme in Quantum Engineering as a graduate of the Bachelor's programme. You can gain comprehensive insights into research at the Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT).

The recently founded Leibniz School of Optics & Photonics (LSO) is another institution that suggests that Hannover is an advantageous location within the national and international research landscape. This is also supported by the PhoenixD cluster of excellence, which includes more than 100 scientists conducting joint research in the field of optics and photonics.

"Optical" facilities

Office hours

Thursday: 11:00 - 13:00 | In presence and online


Manmeet Singh, M. Sc.
Team Optical Technologies
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Manmeet Singh, M. Sc.
Team Optical Technologies
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen