Scientific Instrumentation: University of Applied Sciences Jena

Master of Science
Scientific Instrumentation: University of Applied Sciences Jena, Fachhochschule Jena, Prof. Dr. Bernd Ploss, Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2, Jena, 7745, Germany
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
October with an introduction week at the end of September.
4 semesters
App Deadline 
The deadline for application is June 01. Free places will be filled in a second round with a deadline July 15.
Submit Application To 

Scientific Instrumentation, Department SciTec, University of Applied Sciences (FH) Jena, 07745 Jena, Germany



Depending on the prerequisites of each individual student, the first semester includes postgraduate foundation modules on advanced topics of applied physics or precision engineering.

Beginning in semester two the students choose two areas of specialisation from four areas:

  • Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Metrology and Analytics
  • Life Science Applications (biomedical equipment)
  • Instrument Design.

Except for the modules in Life Science Applications, the language of instruction of the entire curriculum is English.
Semester four includes work on a Master's thesis, in which a research project or a high-tech development project is performed. The research work for the Master's thesis can be conducted in their university, in one of their partner universities, in a research centre or in a research department in industry. It is jointly supervised by the respective institution and their university.

The curriculum has a modular structure. Credit points are granted according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for every successfully finished module. This system facilitates the recognition of course modules studied at different universities.

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