How to learn

How to learn

MAOT supports students with their studies and facilitates learning in different ways:

Small groups

Most of the courses are for MAOT students only, which is why they are held in small groups of about ten students. Here, communication and discussion are the fundamental approach rather than simply ‚teaching and listening‘. Student pesentations are obligatory for many courses.

Intensive courses

If necessary and appropriate parts of courses will be done in intensive sessions, for example in one-day-courses or weekend seminars.

Practice makes perfect

Practical exercises are integrated into teaching theoretical knowledge. Demonstrations and experiments in the lab are part of most courses, including a lab course per each major topic. All students complete a compulsory internship at a scientific institution or a company.


Optics building

The joint SAOT/MAOT building (the ‚optics building‚) houses lab facilities that are used for research activities in the two degree programmes. Workplaces with computers are available exclusively for MAOT students.