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M.Sc. Microsystems Engineering



Address
University of Freiburg, Faculty of Engineering, Georges-Koehler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany

Telephone
+49 (0)761 203 8340

E-mail address
admissions(at)imtek.uni-freiburg.de



Type of course
Full-time

Language of tuition
English

Length of course
2 years

Date of commencement
October (application deadline for EU-citizens June 1, non EU-citizens May 1)

Class size
35-40

Cost / fees
EU-citizens: 155 Euro per semester
Non EU-citizens: 1655 Euro per semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
Part funding offered to outstanding applicants

Accommodation
In the first semester international students will receive a room in the students’ residences

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Siemens, Bosch, Sick, Infineon and more

Exchange partner schools
College of Engineering, University of Michigan / USA, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Graduate School of Engineering (and others)

Student profile
1. 96% international students
Ratio Men/Women: Men 72 % Women 28 %
3. Age Range: 23 Ė 27 years
4. Average Age: 25.5

Admission requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering with an excellent GPA, TOEFL (iBT 92-93) or IELTS Band 6.5, GRE

Programme Director
Prof. Moritz Diehl

Contact person for application
Ursula Epe



University of Freiburg

Master's program in Microsystems Engineering


Microsystems engineering is the engineering discipline with the broadest focus: elements from mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and materials science form the cornerstones of exciting innovations. The products developed by the automobile industry, medical services, communications and energy are becoming ever smaller, more powerful, smarter, more connected and more independent. Often, however, the sensors and systems that are in these everyday objects are so miniaturized that they are nearly invisible. That is precisely the reason they have taken a foothold in most industries.

The Master's programme in Microsystems Engineering is designed for highly qualified graduate students holding a Bachelor's degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, electronics or mechatronics and who want to specialise in this exciting engineering discipline.


The curriculum

MSE is an interdisciplinary programme and students come from many different backgrounds. In the first year they complete the following mandatory courses in order to acquire a basic knowledge in all areas of microsystems engineering:
  • assembly and packaging
  • microelectronics
  • micromechanics
  • optical microsystems
  • sensors
  • signal processing
  • micro-actuators
  • micro-fluidics
  • biomedical microsystems
In the second year students can specialise in two of the following concentration areas:

  • Circuits and systems
  • Design and simulation
  • Life sciences: Biomedical engineering
  • Life sciences: Lab-on-a-chip
  • Materials
  • Photonics
  • Process engineering
  • Sensors and actuators
Essential for the successful completion of the Masterís degree is submission of a Masterís thesis, which is based on a project performed during the third and fourth semesters of the programme. Each student works as a member of one of the 21 research groups of the department, with full access to laboratory and cleanroom infrastructure.

This programme is given in English. Our faculty members as well as our students come from all over the world and create an international atmosphere on-campus.


About the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK)

The Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) is unique in Europe. Its scientific scope, with currently 23 professors and over 300 research and technical staff, encompasses nearly all technical fields relevant to the world of microsystems, focusing in particular on smart systems integration, lab-on-a-chip and medical MEMS engineering materials, surfaces and processes as well as optical systems. Situated on a new campus, IMTEK features modern facilities including a cleanroom, electronics, optics, chemistry and robotics laboratories and computer pools for students.


Other courses offered by University of Freiburg


About the University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457 as a classical comprehensive university, making it one of the most renowned institutions of higher education in Germany.

In the 2018 Thomson Reutersí Innovation Ranking the University of Freiburg is considered one of the five universities nationwide whose innovations have accelerated scientific and technical progress. Its work with successful publications, patents and start-ups has contributed significantly to this top position.

The 2018 Times Higher Education Ranking has also ranked the University of Freiburg 5th in Germany. The structure of the university is multifaceted, ranging from 11 academic faculties - from the humanities and the social and natural sciences all the way to engineering to 20 research centres. This goes to show that we are a dynamic, large-scale institution with a diverse educational offering. Bilateral partnerships, research projects, joint study courses and memberships in international networks such as the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the European Confederation of Upper Rhine Universities (EUCOR) are examples of the university's strong transnational relations.

All our students, including those from abroad, can take courses at the Universities of Basel (Switzerland) and Strasbourg (France) without having to enrol. Via the EUCOR mobility grant, they also receive allowances for travel expenses.