Why Photonics at HSR?

Excellent infrastructure

You will use the expertise of the HSR Institute for your research and development work.

Tailor-made specialisation

Design your studies in line with your personal interests and goals.

Practical study

Your lecturers work intensively with the industry and research fields – you benefit from up-to-date teaching content.

Part-time study

Set your own schedule to suit your circumstances and study at your own pace.

The Key Points at a Glance

QualificationMaster of Science FHO (University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland) with specialization in Photonics
Course duration

3 full-time semesters,

part-time possible

ECTS points90
Course focus 
  • Modern laser based precision manufacturing
  • Optical Metrology and Image Processing
  • Optoelectroncs and Electrooptics
  • Design and modeling of photonic systemes
  • Microtechnologies

Subject specialisation: Rapperswil, Buchs

Theory and context modules: Zurich
Preferred Bachelor’s degrees 
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Microtechnology
  • BSc in Material and Process Engineering
  • BSc in System Engineering
  • BSc in Photonics
Teaching languageGerman, many modules in English

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