M.Sc. Microsystems Engineering
University profile:University of Freiburg
Website degree program:http://www.tf.uni-freiburg.de/tf/studies/degree_programmes/master/msc_mse.html
Discipline areas:IT, Engineering
Language of instruction:German & English
Start at university:Winter Semester, Summer Semester
BIC Preparation Program: 4 months to 1 year
Master program: 2 years
In total: 2.3 to 3 years for a Master
The largely English-taught Master's degree program in Microsystems Engineering is open to German and international students, who hold an undergraduate degree in an area of study related to Microsystems Engineering, e.g. Electrical Enginerring, Mechanical Engineering or Physics.
English Language Certification:
TOEFL ibT 92; IELTS 6.5; native speaker, or at least one semester in the USA, UK, New Zealand, or Australia.
As of April 10th 2017
First year of studies
During the first semester, students take 7 mandatory courses that cover the fundamentals of Microsystems Engineering. The design of the courses aims to provide the students with a broad base of knowledge in all fields relebant to Microsystems Engineering.
In the first year, students also participate, in addition to the theoretical courses, in the so-called Microsystems design laboratory. In this two semester long course, the future Microsystems Engineers focus on an applied design project and thereby receive an insight into the practical implementation of such projects. Here, they shall complete all aspects of the production of microsystems, from the concept over the project planning to the testing, themselves.
Second year of studies
During the second to fourth semester, MST students can choose to specialise themselves in three of the following areas of concentration. Through this, everyone can follow their own interests and gain a deeper understanding of two sub-disciplines of Microsystems Engineering.
|2nd - 4th semester|
Three of the following areas of concentration:
In the following, you can find some examples of the courses that are offered in the areas of concentration. Amongst these courses are not only lectures, but also practical courses, e.g. labs, projects and seminars.
|Circuits and Systems||Design and Simulation|
|Life Sciences: Biomedical Engineering||Materials|
|Life Sciences: Lab-on-a-chip||MEMS Processing|
|Sensors and Actuators|
Aside from studying their areas of concentration, MST students also work on their Master's thesis throughout the third and fourth semester. During this time, everyone works as part of one of the department's 18 research groups and has unrestricted access to the attached laboratories and clean room.