All MAOT lectures are given in English. This makes the programme accessible for all international students. German students also benefit in that they learn about the technologies in the language which is commonly used in the scientific world and, increasingly, in industrial environments, too.


The following courses are given regularly at MAOT. Each semester there are other courses which are not given regularly. For an overview of all courses see the university’s online prospectus

(click on “Geschäftsstelle MAOT” and select the semester at the top right).


Al the lectures in fundamentals are mandatory and are studied in the first semester. For the second and third semester students select courses from the topic-specific lectures according to their majors. These courses carry a total of 45 ECTS (European Credit Transfer Points) (plus 5 ECTS from two lab courses).

  • Fundamentals of Optics
  • Basics of Lasers
  • Topics in Optical Technologies
  • Numerical Tools for Optical Technologies

  • Light Scattering
  • Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Optical Technologies in Life Sciences
  • Product Analysis
  • Nanospectroscopy

  • Laser Technology
  • Optical Lithography
  • Lasersystemtechnik I + II (held in German language)

  • Laser-Tissue-Interaction
  • Photonics in Medical Engineering
  • Clinical Applications of Optical Technologies and Associated Fundamentals of Anatomy

  • Linear and Non-linear Fibre Optics
  • Advanced Optical Communication Systems
  • Quantum Optics

  • Solar Energy
  • Advanced Laser
  • Vibrational and optical spectroscopy of glass and ceramics
  • Thermophysical Properties of Working Materials in Process and Energy Engineering
  • Nanoplasmonics

  • Computational Optics
  • Medical Image Processing for Diagnostic Applications
  • Medical Image Processing for Interventional Applications
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Pattern Analysis

  • Non-linear Optics
  • Advanced Course in Experimental Physics
  • Advanced Optics



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