Programme courses

When having a look at the details, keep in mind the content of the courses is the same for both universities. For some courses students can follow teleclassing.

MASTER YEAR 1 ECTS LOCATION
The first semester is devoted to the fundamental basics of photonics, the second semester to engineering skills and photonics applications. 
Semester 1
Optical Materials 6 UGent or VUB
Microphotonics 6 UGent or VUB
Lasers 4 UGent or VUB
Introduction to Business Economics (VUB)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (UGent)

3 UGent or VUB
Semester 2
Laboratories in Photonics Research 6 UGent or VUB
Optical Communication Systems 6 UGent or VUB
Sensors and Microsystem Electronics 6 UGent or VUB
Physics of Semiconductor Technologies and Devices 4 UGent or VUB
Business Aspects of Photonics

Innovation in Photonics

3 UGent or VUB
Mathematics in Photonics 4 UGent or VUB
Basics Photonics Electives
Photonics* 4 UGent or VUB
*students who followed this course during their bachelor should choose another course
Advanced Photonics Electives
Min. 16 ECTS during master year 1 
MASTER YEAR 2 ECTS LOCATION
Compulsary courses 4 VUB, UGent or partner university
Elective courses 12-18 VUB, UGent or partner university
Master Thesis 30 UGent, VUB or partner university
Advanced Photonics Electives
Optical Spectroscopy of Materials 4 UGent
Display Technology 4 UGent
Non-Linear Optics 4 VUB or UGent
High Speed Photonic Components 4 VUB or UGent
Biophotonics 4 VUB or UGent
Optical Sensors 4 VUB or UGent
Design of Refractive and Diffractive Optical Systems 4 VUB
Optical Design with Ray-tracing Software: Laboratory 4 VUB
Introduction to Quantum Physics for Electrical Engineering 4 VUB
Technological Processes for Photonics and Electronics: Laboratory 4 VUB or UGent
Photovoltaic Energy Conversion 4 UGent
Quantum Optics 4 UGent
Micro- and Nanophotonic Semiconductor Devices 4 VUB or UGent
Photonic Integrated Circuits 4 UGent
Internship in Photonics (min. 5 weeks)

Internship in Photonics (min. 10 weeks)

4

10

Internship Partner

The details on each subject can be found in the study guides of  UGent and VUB.