The Master’s degree programme in Optics and Electronics is more academic than the Bachelor’s degree programme so we rarely do the practical work like e.g. soldering. In return we get a much greater background understanding of the stuff that we have worked with in concrete situations earlier. When I finish I consider applying for a job at Vestas where I have worked as a trainee. They have started working with optical solutions for their mills so this would be an obvious field for me.
The two-year Master’s degree programme in optics and electronics at the University of Aarhus targets students from tertiary education institutions in Denmark and abroad. The degree programme is both practical and research-oriented and is aimed at the business community, research institutions and the public sector. The degree programme is also flexible and shaped to match your academic interests, and you can therefore specialise in a particular subject area while at the same time acquiring general competences in optics and electronics.
You do not need to have knowledge of the Danish language before commencing the degree programme. At the University of Aarhus, the teaching is in English unless all participants speak Danish.
The teaching at the university is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the teachers are active researchers. As a Master’s degree student, you have excellent opportunities for working with researchers from both the university and the Engineering College of Aarhus (IHA) and you can also complete a project in collaboration with a private company.
The Master’s thesis written during the last year of the degree programme carries considerable weight and, in this context, you benefit from the down-to-earth, informal atmosphere between staff and students. When you write your thesis, you have excellent opportunities for being associated with a group of researchers. In this way, you participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles. You can specialise in a topic within a broad area, including one of the areas of optics in which the University of Aarhus has particular strength or in one of the areas of electronics in which the IHA has particular strength. You can also choose a project that involves collaboration between the two institutions.