Questions about application, admission, and studies

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Engineering Physics

Welcome to the website of the Engineering Physics programme

Here you will find all important information about application, admission, as well as useful information for your studies.

The Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences offer the international bachelor's degree programme Engineering Physics to close the gap between traditional physics and engineering education.The internationally oriented degree programme " Engineering Physics" gives students insights into current research fields and new developments in modern applied physics.

Key data



Bachelor of Engineering

  Master of Science

Standard period of study

6 semesters

  4 semesters

Credit points

180 ECTS

  120 ECTS

Language of instruction



Form of study

Full-time / Part-time

  Full-time / Part-time

Start of study

Winter semester


Winter and summer semester

Application period



  01.06.-15.07. Winter
15.12.-15.01. Summer

International (Uni-Assist)


  15.05.-15.07. Winter
15.11.-15.01. Summer

Admission requirements

English language certificate

Level B2

  English language certificate Level B2

Language certificate German

Level A2


Limited admission




Info about the study

Study programme Engineering Physics B.Eng. / M.Sc.

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences offer the international bachelor's degree programme Engineering Physics to bridge the gap between traditional physics and engineering education. Since 1998, students have been trained here to understand and develop modern technologies with a comprehensive basic education in mathematics and natural sciences combined with application-oriented engineering sciences.

In the course of their studies, students have the opportunity to specialise in fields of study:

  • Renewable Energies
  • Lasers & Optics
  • Biomedical Physics
  • Acoustics

Further specialisation is possible in each of these fields.

Students from all continents work closely together in lectures, exercises and projects.




Renewable energies

The future regional, national, and global primary energy supply cannot do without a significant contribution from renewable energy, even in the short term, regardless of ecological and climatic problems. The largest theoretical contribution, as well as the highest technically usable potential of forms of renewable energy, are solar radiation and the kinetic energy of the atmosphere, i.e. wind energy. In the focus Renewable Energies, therefore, theoretical basics of the conversion possibilities of these forms of energy and the corresponding limitations are taught, and the mode of action, limitations and application possibilities for physical and technical concepts are discussed.

Laser & Optics

"Germany occupies a leading world market position in laser technology and optics" (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). In addition to the basic physics of lasers, the focus of the Laser & Optics specialisation is therefore on their application in optical communication technology (fibre optics), macro-, micro- and nanomaterial processing (from cruise ships to computer chips), medical technology (e.g. laser scalpel or tissue diagnostics), optical measurement technology (e.g. holography or environmental monitoring) and the development of compact, powerful laser devices.

Biomedical physics

The focus on biomedical physics concentrates on the application of physical principles to medical diagnostics (X-ray, ultrasound, NMR, biophotonics) and therapy (e.g. laser medicine, minimally invasive interventions, radiation therapy). The interdisciplinary education opens up diverse fields of work for graduates, from basic research to the development of medical technology systems and procedures in industrial companies to applications in clinics. By selecting suitable courses, the specialist recognition as a medical physicist of the DGMP can be acquired.

Medical physics in Oldenburg conducts interdisciplinary research in the fields of hearing and audiology, neurosensorics, digital hearing aids and speech and audio processing, which is supported by the Hearing4all cluster of excellence. The study programme teaches knowledge about the study of the normal and hearing-impaired auditory system, as well as its application to areas with important practical problems such as automatic speech recognition, optimisation of diagnostic methods for hearing impairment, and noise suppression in hearing aids that can adapt to the respective acoustic situation.


Acoustics is a cross-sectional subject: Sound and vibrations are of great importance in many technical areas (machine acoustics), in the environment (noise), in room acoustics (concert hall, lecture hall), in medicine and materials testing (ultrasound diagnostics), in vehicle acoustics, in communication (speech), etc. Targeted vibroacoustic measures (e.g. sound insulation, sound design) require precise physical and technical detailed knowledge, which is taught in the Sound & Vibration focus.

Application and admission

How do I apply for the Bachelor?

The minimum requirement for a Bachelor's degree programme at Oldenburg University is a university entrance qualification.

You can apply via the application portal of the University of Oldenburg, where you can register and then apply. You upload your documents for admission directly in the portal.

Applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification should apply directly to UniAssist.

In detail:

Bachelor apply

How do I apply for the Master's programme?

The minimum requirement for a Master's programme at the University of Oldenburg is a first recognised university degree (e.g. Bachelor).

The application is made via the application portal of the University of Oldenburg, where the registration and subsequent application takes place. You upload your documents for admission directly in the portal.

Applicants with a foreign Master's entrance qualification should apply directly to UniAssist.

In detail:

Apply for a Master's degree


Due to the science-based and practice-oriented education, the graduates are optimally qualified for all areas of technology-oriented industrial and research institutions. With their practical experience from project work, the graduates also meet the requirements that arise in the management sector, e.g. with regard to the ability to work in a team and entrepreneurial thinking.

typical work fields

- German Cancer Research Centre Heidelberg

- Pius Hospital, Oldenburg

- Laser(s) & Optic(s) Africa Ltd, Kenya

- Coherent Inc, Santa Clara, Lübeck, ...

- Laser Centre Hanover

- Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Research, Hanover

- Institute for atomic and molecular physics, Amsterdam

- Phillips, Hamburg

- Fujitsu Siemens, Paderborn

- Daimler AG, Stuttgart

- Audi AG, Ingolstadt

- Institute for Sound and Vibration, Southampton, UK

- BIAS, Bremen

- Jülich Research Centre

- SkySails, Hamburg

- ETH, Zurich

- Society for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt

- Siemens Medical Solutions Forchheim, Rudolstadt, Heidelberg

- Siemens Saudi Arabia

- Frauenhofer Institute, Erlangen

- Medical physicists, Leverkusen, Celle, Antwerp... Cape Town, South Africa

- Vienna University of Technology

- Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching

- University of Virginia, USA

- TRIUMF, Vancouver, CA

- DLR Braunschweig

- Crystech Ing, Quing Dao, China

- Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Aachen

Institute for Lasers and Optics

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