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Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Quantum Engineering

Consecutive Master's Programme (M.Sc.) in English language

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Study Programme

Target degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard lenghts of programme: 4 Semester
Teaching language: English
Start of study: for the summer and winter semester


Restricted Admission: restricted admission        
Aptitude Assessment: Suitability Procedure        

Studying in Würzburg

Programme Content

Quantum Engineering can be studied in Würzburg as an advanced Master's programme. The study programme is offered entirely in English and is aimed at both international and German students.

With a focus on basic research, students receive a broad-based scientific education with a focus on nanosciences and quantum technology, which includes all the necessary knowledge in experimental physics, practical courses, theoretical physics and individual specialisation.

The Master of Science programme prepares students for scientific activities in the field of physics and the Master of Science degree prepares students for a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.).

Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the physical and technical fundamentals in the field of quantum engineering as well as a sound knowledge of the theoretical and experimental methods for gaining new insights, including the necessary capacity for abstraction, analytical thinking, a high level of problem-solving skills and a high level of knowledge of the principles of quantum engineering and the ability to structure complex interrelationships in order to be able to work successfully as a responsible scientist in interdisciplinary and, in particular, international teams of (natural) scientists and/or engineers in research, industry and business.


Study Structure and Organisation

Module Groups Kurzbezeichnung ECTS-Points
Electives Field 60
Subfield Quantum Engineering   mind. 55
Advanced Laboratory Course   mind. 9
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 1 11-P-FM1-Int 3
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 2 11-P-FM2-Int 3
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 3 11-P-FM3-Int 3
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 4 11-P-FM4-Int 3
Advanced Seminar   mind. 5
Advanced Seminar Quantum Engineering A 11-OSN-A-Int 5
Advanced Seminar Quantum Engineering B 11-OSN-B-Int 5
Specialization Quantum Engineering    
Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures 11-HNS-Int 6
Semiconductor Physics 11-HPH-Int 6
Quantum Transport 11-QTR-Int 6
Nano-Optics 11-NOP-Int 6
Spintronics 11-SPI-Int 6
Image and Signal Processing in Physics 11-BSV-Int 6
Physics of Advanced Materials 11-PMM-Int 6
Organic Semiconductors 11-OHL-Int 6
Sensor and Actor Materials – Functional Ceramics and Magnetic Particles 08-FU-SAM 5
Ultrafast spectroscopy and quantumcontrol 08-PCM4 5
Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion 08-FU-EEW 5
Advanced Topics in Solid State Physics 11-CSFM-Int 6
Advanced Topics in Quantum    
Engineering 11-CSNM-Int 6
Solid State Physics 2 11-FK2-Int 8
Advanced Topics in Physics 11-CSPM-Int 6
Solid State Spectrocopy 11-FKS-Int 6
Topological Effects in Solid State Physics 11-TEFK-Int 8
Field Theory in Solid State Physics 11-FFK-Int 8
Magnetism 11-MAG-Int 6
Quantum Mechanics II 11-QM2-Int 8
Theoretical Quantum Optics 11-TQO-Int 8
Theoretical Solid State Physics 11-TFK-Int 8
Phenomenology and Theory of Superconductivity 11-PTS-Int 6
Advanced Theory of Quantum Computing and Quantum Information 11-QIC-Int 6
Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging 11-MRI-Int 6
Surface Science 11-SSC-Int 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
Subfield Nontechnical Minors   max. 5
Advanced Analysis 10-M-VAN 10
Discrete Mathematics 10-M=VDIMin 5
Quantum Communications 10-I=QC 5
Advanced Programming 10-I-APR 5
Databases 10-I=DB 5
Artificial Intelligence 1 10-I=KI1 5
Environmental Law 02-N-Ö-W2-05 3
Astrophysics 11-AP-Int 6
Methods of Observational Astronomy 11-ASM-Int 6
Introduction to Space Physics 11-ASP-Int 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    

Module Kurzbezeichnung ECTS-Punkte
Professional Specialization Quantum Engineering 11-FS-N-Int 15
Scientific Methods and Project Management Quantum Engineering 11-MP-N-Int 15
Master Thesis Quantum Engineering 11-MA-N-Int 30

he final section consists of the modules "Professional Specialisation in Quantum Engineering" and "Scientific Methods and Project Management Quantum Engineering" as well as the Master's thesis. The final year lasts one year and is usually completed in the 3rd and 4th semesters. The Master's thesis must be completed in 6 months. The modules "Professional Specialization" and "Scientific Methods and Project Management" are aligned with the Master's thesis in terms of content and should be successfully completed before the start of the Master's thesis.

Programme Progression Plans and Variants

The course of study shown (Download als pdf) is a recommendation resulting from the logical sequence of module topics.

You are free to organise your studies according to your own wishes, bring certain modules forward or take them later, e.g. after a semester abroad.


Main Research Areas

As part of the Master's degree programme, you can specialise in the research focus areas listed below and take the corresponding modules.

Further Information