Microsystems Engineering, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    145
    Tuition (Semester)
    145
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #95 ,
The Master of Science in Microsystems Engineering is taught in English and was offered for the first time in the Winter Semester of 2007/08. It was designed for students from Germany and abroad with a bachelor degree in microsystems engineering or a related discipline (electrical and mechanical engineering, mechatronics).

About

The MSc in Microsystems Engineering complies with the Bologna Declaration for European education. It provides students with an excellent education in Microsystems Engineering and qualifies them for an industrial career in research and development or further studies in a PhD programme. The programme’s highly interdisciplinary curriculum offers a wide variety of electives, ensuring that students acquire a broad spectrum of the skills needed to keep abreast with this dynamic and rapidly evolving field.

Accreditation

ACQUIN accreditation until Sep 30, 2015

Programme Structure

The curriculum comprises courses in Assembly and packaging technology, Microelectronics, Micro-mechanics, MST design, Optical microsystems, Sensors, Signal processing, Dynamics of MEMS, Micro-actuators, biomedical microsystems, Micro-fluidics, MST design as well as Probability and statistics.

Concentrations are offered in the areas of

  • Circuits and systems
  • Design and simulation
  • Life sciences: Biomedical engineering
  • Life sciences: Lab-on-a-chip
  • Materials
  • Photonics
  • Process engineering
  • Sensors and actuators

In the second year, students are required to write a one-year Master's thesis, based on project work performed directly in a professor's research group, thus giving the graduate extensive, hands-on experience using state-of-the-art microsystems infrastructure.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

    Microsystems, MEMS or micromachines: many names for an exciting and dynamic engineering discipline which combines expertise from areas as diverse as electrical engineering, biology, manufacturing technology and chemistry and thus allows engineers to conceive highly miniaturised, multifunctional systems used for medical and diagnostic purposes, in communication and information systems as well as in the automotive industry.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The academic and language requirements for the MSc. Microsystems Engineering programme are:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (e.g. electrical, mechanical, electronics engineering) with a result of at least 80% or 3.0 out of 4.
  • IELTS test

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 145 International
  • EUR 145 EU/EEA

Funding

The Faculty of Engineering offers performance based part scholarships of 2400 Euro per year to the best 5 applicants (https://www.tf.uni-freiburg.de/studies/services/financialaid/crs-en).

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