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Graduate Program in Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics

Program Objectives
(1) Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics are areas in continual growth and development. Photovoltaics are of the largest, most promising areas in the field of renewable energy sources. The enhancement of the solar cell efficiency and their economic fabrication has enormous economic potential. The area of Optoelectronics is in rapid development. Optical communication ranges from broadband data transmission to the personal entertainment sector. Light-emitting diodes are the future for more efficient lighting and can be used in households, public areas and even used in automobile lighting. Numerous companies in Austria are developing technology in these areas but until now, there has not been a post graduate level program offered in this area. The program is a graduate level program and provides base knowledge and application oriented studies in the areas of optoelectronics, photovoltaics and lighting engineering. The program, designed for professionals who wish to remain employed full-time as they pursue university studies, provides base knowledge and application oriented studies in the areas of optoelectronics, photovoltaics and lighting engineering.
(2) The program objective is to provide engineers with a sound education and qualifications to pursue a career in research and development as well as production and operations in the area of optics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics and lighting engineering.

Admission Requirements:
(1) Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor, Master's, or Diploma degree program in Engineering or Natural Sciences, or a comparable, equivalent academic degree program.
(2) If space in the program is available, applicants without the above mentioned academic qualifications, but who have a minimum of four years of solid work experience and achievement in the field (including an incomplete academic program and/or continuing education courses), may be considered for admission.
(3) The percentage of persons mentioned in (2) may not make up more than 50% of the total number of program participants.
(4) Upon recommendation of the program's Academic Director, the Vice Rector of Teaching will render the final decision regarding admission to the program. Higher qualified candidates will be given preference.
(5) The start of a new program is contingent on a minimum number of admitted participants. Admission will become official when the minimum number of participants is attained.

The program has been designed to accommodate working professionals.
Post Graduate Program: Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics.
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics (MSc)
Duration: 5 semesters (divided into 2 calendar years, plus a Master's thesis)

A new program is expected to begin in March 2018.

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