Two people, one sitting at the computer, one standing, look into an optotechnical apparatus.

Optical Technology and Image Processing (Bachelor's degree)

Semester7 Semester
Winter semester
Without admission restriction.


Understanding what you see: that is optotechnology and image processing. We can manage photons to measure our environment with high precision - even on Mars. Satellites provide weather and climate data that are analysed using image processing methods. No grain is milled into flour without optical systems having checked its quality, and driver assistance systems evaluate camera images to keep cars in lane, read traffic signs or park. Whether in automated waste separation, the return of returnable bottles, the control of robots or the quality control of medicines; whether in everyday life, in our environment or in industrial production: optotechnology and image processing is a young engineering discipline that helps us to shape our future with light. You can find more detailed information on the degree programme on the website of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.



A degree in optotechnology and image processing qualifies you for jobs in many areas: in product development, quality assurance, project management, sales or even as head of your own company.

Industries (selection):

  • Robotics and automation technology
  • Laser Technology
  • Automotive Industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Medical imaging
  • Lighting Technology.

Building on the Bachelor's degree, the following Master's programmes are possible:

Optotechnology and Image Processing - Master of Science


Starting from the upper school material, we first teach a solid foundation in the basic subjects. The focus is on practical applications; almost 50% of the courses take place in laboratories. During the practical phase in the 5th semester, students gain experience in a company. The bachelor's degree after the 7th semester qualifies for a profession, and it is possible to expand the knowledge in the subsequent master's degree. You can find a detailed description of the course content in the module manual (German).

Dual study model

Optical Technology and Image Processing (B.Sc.) can also be studied dual (German). In the dual form, students alternate between courses at the university, practical phases and work in the company. You can find more information at (German).


The degree programme in Optotechnology and Image Processing (B.Sc.) is not admissions restricted (no NC). These school-leaving qualifications, among others, are regarded as admission requirements:

  • General matriculation standard (allgemeine Hochschulreife)
  • Subject-related entrance qualification (fachgebundene Hochschulreife)
  • Advanced entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife).

A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)



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