Engineering Physics (Master)

This master's program is offered jointly by the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and the University of Applied Sciences 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

Further information:

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. Furthermore, this program is international in its orientation. More than half of the students in the international Engineering Physics Program come from abroad. Students from many continents work closely together in lectures, practice sessions, and projects. All mandatory classes are offered entirely in English.


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 Technology

As a result of the program's well established scientific and practical aspects, graduates are very well qualified for all areas of technology-oriented industrial and research organizations. With the practical experience acquired in the course of project work, graduates are additionally qualified for management positions, where students can utilize their teamwork skills and entrepreneurial thinking. The degree opens up the opportunity to pursue a doctorate.

The program consists of physics, engineering, and specialization. In the area of physics, in-depth modules on selected areas are taught. The specialization covers both fundamentals and state-of-the-art applications of the respective focus.

In the area of engineering sciences, students have the opportunity to familiarize yourself in detail with various modern technologies. Your studies will be rounded out by a project in a research institution or in a company, as well as a management module. The master's thesis is worth 30 credit points.

By selecting suitable courses, it is possible to acquire the specialist recognition as a Medical Physicist of the DGMP.

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Deadline for applications

Winter semester: 30 September (Recommendation: 15 August or 15 April in case of visa requirement)
Summer semester: 31 March (Recommendation: 15 February or 15 November in case of visa requirement)

  • 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

  • about the study-start

Information for new students



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 and 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.”

The specializations

A look at the study program