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Bridging physics, engineering and photonics

The Master of Science in Photonics Engineering is an English-taught 2-year master programme (120 ects) that leads to a joint degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. We offer students a challenging engineering programme that combines core photonics courses with a whole range of photonics electives and multidisciplinary modules, e.g. Electronics and Information Technology, Physics and Materials, Business Engineering, Modelling, Measurement and Control and Life Sciences.

This multidisciplinary approach combined with high-level training in labs and a strong international component has proven to boost the employement prospects of our graduates to a maximum in innovative industries and research domains such as biotechnology, health care, green energy and environmental monitoring, homeland security, aerospace, ICT and Industry 4.0.

From the academic year 2021-2022 we also offer an online track, in which you follow master year one online and the second year on-campus at VUB.

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Submission deadline 2022-2023: visum-required applicants > 31.03.2022!

You will be trained by professors and professionals with an impressive track record in optics and photonics. Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT) is a leading research group with over 30 years of experience in photonics research and its applications. A team of 60+ researcher will submerge you in the fascinating world of light and teach you how Photonics affects all fields of endeavor.

Photonics is smart, it is part of our everyday lives and it has truly become a game-changer in industry and society.At B-PHOT we are the storytellers of light, not only by teaching the next generation and doing fundamental research in the Photonics Innovation Center but also by leading large-scale European projects and working closely with research centers and companies from all over the world to share, validate and implement our knowledge to better the world in a spectacular way.

Indeed, the best is yet to come!

Read Mehdi's story: From Tehran to Brussels!

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Mehdi “Arash” Feizpour, one of our former MSc students, posted a very nice and sometimes funny blog about joining the MSc in Photonics programme at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) as an international student from Iran. He talks about his arrival in Belgium and his first impressions of Brussels and his smooth integration into the B-PHOT (Brussels Photonics) Community! Read the full adventure of Mehdi on his blog HERE!

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