To obtain the degree MSc in Photonics Engineering the student must obtain
- at least 30 ECTS credits within general competence courses
- at least 30 ECTS credits within tecnological specialization courses
- 30 ECTS credits from master thesis work within a technical topic relevant to Photonics Engineering
- a sufficient number of elective courses to bring the total number of ECTS credits, of the entire study, up to 120 ECTS credits.
General competence courses
Students have to complete 30 ECTS within - general competence courses. In the studyline: Photonics Engineering, the general ompetence courses are divided into three groups a), b) and c).
Group a) consists of two mandatory courses (equal to 10 ETCS)
|34043||Projects in Optics and Photonics||5||point||Spring and Autumn|
|34046||Experimental methods in photonics||5||point||January|
Students who have taken course: Experimental Optics and Photonics #34127 during their bachelor programme will have to take 15 ECTS from General Competence courses in group c.
Group b) consistes of the following two courses
|34541||Entrepreneurship in photonics and communications||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
Group c). From this block of courses, students have to complete 10 ECTS. It is emphasised that students who would like to complete more than 10 ECTS from the courses listed in group c) can simply complete these couses among the 30 ECTS available as electrive courses.
|34034||Lasers and photonic systems||5||point||Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)|
|34041||Waveguide optics||5||point||Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)|
|34051||Nanophotonics||10||point||Spring F1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)|
|34052||Nonlinear optics||10||point||Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)|
Technological specialization courses
Below is a complete list of technological specialization courses from which the students need to choose 30 ECTS credits. The descriptions of the topics and the course descriptions in the course catalogue show how various courses are related.
|10303||Condensed Matter Physics and Nanoscale Materials Physics||10||point||Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12), Spring F4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)|
|10318||Many body methods in condensed matter physics||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|10347||Introduction to Biophysics||5||point||Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)|
|10380||Quantum Optics||10||point||Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)|
|10850||Advanced micro- and nanofabrication technology||5||point||Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)|
|10855||Advanced fabrication of micro- and nanostructures||10||point||Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12) and Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)|
|22052||Applied signal processing||10||point||Spring F2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)|
|22511||Biomedical optics||5||point||Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
|22512||Optical biosensors||5||point||Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)|
|34032||Optical properties of solids||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|34042||Quantum photonic communication||5||point||Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)|
|34053||Numerical methods in photonics||5||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)|
|34130||Introduction to optical communication||10||point||Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)|
|34153||Physical concepts in optical communication||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|34156||Advanced Optical Communication Systems||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
|34430||Introduction to biophotonics||5||point||Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)|
|34440||Novel optical fibers in life sciences||5||point||Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)|
|34539||Design, fabrication and characterization of optical planar waveguide components||5||point||June|
|34540||Light emitting diodes and photovoltaics for energy applications||5||point||Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)|
The students are required to complete a number of elective courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits. Any course described as MSc course in DTU's course base can be an elective course. This includes general competence and technological specialization courses in excess of the minimal requirements. Master students may choose as much as 10 credit points among the bachelor courses at DTU and courses at an equivalent level from other higher institutions.