Laser Technology

Faculty Engineering Sciences
Course of studies Laser technology - specialization
Degree Bachelor
Academic degree Bachelor of Science
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 6 Semesters
Further qualification Physical Engineering (M.Sc.)
Category Engineering Sciences
Type of study full-time studies
Course language german
Description Specialization in the Bachelor program Physical Engineering
Admission restriction No
Tuition No
Credits 180
Accredited Yes  /  Information on accreditation
Application portal Online application


Master the technology of the future

Lasers are the universal tool of the 21st century. The high power density and concentration of the laser radiation allows a precise handling of the workpiece with ideal welds for the industrial production – used in the automobile industry and for implants and instruments in medical technologies. The aerospace sector uses laser-irradiated surfaces, which are stain-resistant and cannot freeze. Via laser spectroscopy, mixtures of substances can be characterised in chemical analysis. Even the data transfer of the future could be laser-based and therefore fundamental for faster Internet.

No matter which scope seems to be the most appealing, they all have one thing in common: To use this technology and to develop new applications – skilled engineers are needed. You will gain this knowledge in Mittweida. 

Career prospects

Use Mittweida's excellent reputation to your personal advantage.

Laser research began in Mittweida as early as 1974, and today it is one of four main research areas at the HSMW. The excellent reputation acquired in more than 40 years and the consistent orientation towards industrial practice make the graduates from Mittweida sought-after career starters.

The status of the laser as a universal tool of the 21st century opens up an exceptionally broad field of activity for you. With your physical-technical basic knowledge and the special knowledge in the area of the optics and laser technology from Mittweida you find your first job for example in

  • all areas of industrial manufacturing (e.g. automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, semiconductor industry),
  • medical technology,
  • the microsystem technology (area of data transmission),
  • metrology,
  • research and development.

In addition to a permanent position, the bachelor's degree also opens up the possibility for you to become self-employed or to take up a master's degree program such as physical engineering in Mittweida. 


Combine theory and practice on the highest level.

Your study is based on the connection between applied physics and industrial practice. Within the first year, you will learn the physical-technical basics as well as the fundamentals of engineering. At the same time, that year is an orientation phase to determine whether the specialisation Laser Technology is the right one for you or if you would rather specialise in 3D Printing or Biophotonics.

If you choose Laser Technology, you will learn about the structure and functionality of lasers as well as the common laser procedures. On top, you will get an insight into equipment technology and laser safety. Most importantly, you will use all methods in practice. Thanks to our laser institute, the Hochschule Mittweida is one of Germany’s best-equipped universities in the field of laser technology. You can directly make use of the rsearch findings.

Education will mainly take place in your seminar group. Our university stands for personal support which facilitates an uncomplicated and direct contact with your professors. You will execute your integrated practical trainings in a group of two or three to optimally develop your practical competences. Therefore, you will be more than a user: At the end of your studies, you will be able to develop, operate, apply and overhaul the devices and technologies independently.

Video: Studying laser technology at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences

Laserinstitut Hochschule Mittweida (LHM)

The Laserinstitut Hochschule Mittweida is a central facility at the Hochschule Mittweida. Material processing is the main aspect of research. It provides an extensive overview of different technologies and methods that allow structural modifications by using laser light. Here, you can gain experience in handling laser devices.

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Application and admission


Please register here: As soon as you have transmitted all forms and supporting documents, you can enrol. Your enrolment certificate reliably grants you a place at the university.

You can study at the Hochschule Mittweida:

  • with a general matriculation standard
  • with a subject-related entrance qualification (according to the subject)
  • with an advanced technical college certificate.

You can find all information on application deadlines and required documents here.

If you do not have any of the above-mentioned degrees, look here for more information.

There is a separate application deadline for international students. Please click here for more information.