Optical Technology and Image Processing (Bachelor's degree)

7 semesters
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

We start with the school material from the upper school and provide a solid foundation in the basic subjects. Practical applications are in the foreground. Almost 50% of our courses take place in laboratories with practical exercises. This also includes the so-called practical semester in the middle of your studies, during which you gain your first experience in a company. After 7 semesters you will graduate with a Bachelor's degree that qualifies you for a profession. You can then expand your knowledge in a Master's programme. You can find a detailed description of the course content in the module manual (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).

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