Engineering Physics (Master)

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer offer an international masters's program in Engineering Physics in order to fill the gap between traditional physics and engineering. Since 1998, students in this program have acquired a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematics and the natural sciences in combination with application oriented engineering, including the skills needed to further develop modern technologies. In laboratory projects, teams work through real world assignments. Many students complete their final project in a technology oriented business or an external research institute.  

The students can specialize in one of three fields of Research to gain a high proficiency: „Laser & Optics", „Renewable Energies“,  „Biomedidical Physics and Acoustics“.

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This master's program is offered jointly by the University of Oldenburg and the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule) Emden/Leer, and is intended to fill the gap between traditional physics and engineering. Students gain a comprehensive understanding in selected areas of physics. Additionally, the application of physics and engineering is elaborated upon in a focal area that can be chosen from the areas of "Laser & Optics", "Biomedical Physics", "Acoustics" and "Renewable Energies". Furthermore, this program is international in its orientation, and students from many continents work closely together in lectures, practice sessions, and projects.


Master of Science


Full time

Period of study

4 Semester

Semester start

Winter Semester and Summer Semester

Place of study

Oldenburg, individual lectures in Emden within the specialization Laser & Optics

Language of instruction


Admission requirements

  • Certificate of English language proficiency - B2 level or equivalent
    This requirement does not apply for native speakers of English
    The certification may not be older than 5 years

 Restriction on entry


Credit points

120 ECTS


Accredited by ASIIN


Faculty of Technolog

As a result of the program’s well founded scientific and practical qualities, graduates are very well qualified for all areas of technology oriented industrial and research organizations. With the practical experienced gained in the course of project work, graduates are additionally qualified for management positions, where they can utilize their team work skills and entrepreneurial thinking.

Students are qualified for employment in research and industry through an introduction to modern technologies. In the integrated research project, students gain valuable experience in a research center or in a company. Modules amounting to 51 credit points focus on the natural sciences and engineering, 33 credit points in the specialization area including an internship, 6 credit points are reserved for management and the master's thesis is worth 30 credit points.

The application is online.

German applicants:

International applicants:

In general:


Deadling for applications
Winter semester: October 15
Summer semester: March 15

For open-admission Master's degree programs it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester.

  • regarding the study program

Dr. Sandra Koch
Hochschule Emden/Leer
Room T219
Constantiaplatz 4
26723 Emden
Tel.: +49 4921 807-1489/-1467
Fax: +49 4921 807-1593
E-Mail: engineering.physics(at)

Martin Reck
Universität Oldenburg
Room W2 0-074
26111 Oldenburg
Tel.: +49 0441 798 3560
E-Mail: engineering.physics(at)

  • for orientation and study decision

Student Counselling Service

  • regarding finance

Studentenwerk Oldenburg

  • regarding the application

Matriculation Office

We've asked some students why they chose to study Engineering Physics and what they like about the study program:

“Working on a project like Hyperloop ( meeting Elan Musk were outstanding experiences”

"I chose Engineering Physics, because I like the international orientation and the possibilities of specialization."

"I like the connection between theoretical basics and the hands-on experiences and projects."

"The work and contact with international students is fun and you get to know a lot of interesting people and cultures."

“Here I knew I would have this chance to learn how to use my engineering skills to

improve the world no matter where that might be. I knew that it would make me that

much more successful in my career.”

Vertiefungsrichtungen Engineering Physics (M.Sc.)

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