Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering (Thesis and Non-Thesis MSc Programs), M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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Graduate education in Optoelectronic and Photonic Engineering (OEPE) at Koç University is offered through an interdisciplinary program with the objective of giving the students the fundamental physical scientific and applied engineering knowledge required for the design, simulation, realization, and characterization of OEPE materials, devices, systems, and applications.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The OEPE program has both theoretical and experimental research activities. The graduates of the OEPE program will work at frontiers of technology with a broad spectrum of application areas: from automotive and home lighting to information and communications, from life sciences and health to displays, from remote sensing to nondestructive diagnostics, and from material processing to photovoltaics.

Individuals with B.S. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and related science and engineering disciplines should apply for graduate study in the OEPE Program.

Research Areas
  • 2D/3D displays and imaging systems

  • Advanced signal processing

  • Femtosecond lasers

  • Metamaterials

  • Microwaves

  • Nano-optics

  • Optical communication

  • Optical MEMS

  • Plasma physics

  • Plasmonics

  • Quantum communication

  • Quantum optics

  • Remote sensing

  • Silicon photonics

  • Solid state lasers

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Photonics
      • Classical Electrodynamics I
      • Seminar
      • M.S. Thesis
      • Graduate Writing
      • Teaching Experience
      • Quantum Electronics
      • Quantum Optics
      • Biophotonics – Biomedical Photonics
      • Nonlinear Optics
      • Photonic Materials
      • Displays
      • Guided Wave Optics
      • Nanophotonics
      • Optical Networks
      • Plasma Physics
      • Integrated Photonics
      • Semiconductor Device Photonics

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Study intensity Full-time
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
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    Academic Requirements

    • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
    • Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
    • (Recommendation Letters for Electrical and Electronics Engineering should be sent directly from referee with signature through e-mail. )
    • TOEFL , IELTS or UDS&KPDS&YDS Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
      • ALES scores (required for all Turkish nationals)
      • GRE scores (required from Foreign students; optional for Turkish students)
      • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
      • Statement of Purpose

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 13833 International
    • EUR 13833 EU/EEA
    • At Koç University, Non-Thesis Master Program tution is determined per course, calculated as 10 % of the full year tution. (For example, for the 2012-2013 Academic Year, tution per course is 3,350 TL)
    • MSc Programs with Thesis and PhD programs admit all students with full tuition waiver: admitted students do not pay tuition.


    Financial Aid

    The students who get the KU full-scholarship, will be supported with one of thepackages below;

    For MS Students (Thesis Programs):

    • Students admitted with a BS/BA degree will have the folowfing offer:
      • Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1,150 TL monthly stipend, housing.

    For PhD Students:

    • Students admitted with a BS/BA degree will have the following offer:
      • Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1,150 TL monthly stipend, housing. The monthly stipend increases to 1,600 TL after the student passes the PhD qualifier.
    • Students admitted with a MS/MA degree will have the following offer:
      • Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1, 400 TL monthly stipend. The monthly stipend increases to 1,600 TL after the student passes the PhD qualifier

    Additional Benefits:

    1. All students receive a laptop computer and private health insurance.
    2. Students with successful standing receive travel funds to attend scientific conferences and meetings.
    3. PhD students with higher GPA degrees may be offered super scholarship up to 2,500 TL .
    4. Students who receive their stipend from other sources (like TÜBITAK scholarships or externally funded research grants and projects) are eligible for the following benefits provided by the university:
    • Research Award: 1,300 TL
    • Free Housing: This includes all costs except telephone expenses.
    • Research Award for PhD students: 2,000 TL/year after they pass the qualifier.

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