What is it?
Research, industry and administration need professional specialists who, thanks to their extensive knowledge and wide range of skills in technical physics, engineering methods and modern technologies, can independently, quickly and confidently familiarize themselves with diverse tasks. Physics engineers are such specialists. They are able to adapt flexibly to the changing requirements of the market: they bridge the gap between science and technology.
The degree program thus covers a professional field that is located between, on the one hand, purely scientific and, on the other, classical engineering activities and is characterized by demanding interdisciplinary requirements and the increasingly important aspect of internationalization.
Students of the bachelor's degree program in Applied Physics acquire extensive fundamental knowledge of mathematics and technology. This is the basis for a comprehensive and practice-oriented introduction to the professional environment of laboratories, research and development institutes as well as engineering and design offices in one of the following areas of specialization, beginning in the 4th semester:
- Materials science
- Modeling and Simulation
- Physical engineering
The latter area of specialization includes the widest range of subjects. The main areas of research in the laboratories in the physics department are micro- and nanotechnologies, photonics and renewable energies. The department also has laboratories for acoustics, nuclear technology, hydrogen technology, medical device technology, medical imaging, biosignal processing, biomechanics, ultra-short pulse laser technology and - as a special feature - its own clean room for microtechnology. Close cooperation with major research centers, research institutes, industry and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Rhine-Main region also ensures that the degree program is practice-oriented.
What can I do with it?
Physics engineers bridge the gap between current research and the development of new technologies, products and processes.
The professional profile that the graduates have developed is aligned to the objectives and standards of professional practice in application-related occupational fields, such as, depending on the chosen area of specialization, microsystems engineering, the semiconductor industry, electronics development, precision engineering, laser technology, the optical industry, the development of new materials or process development. The occupational fields can be found in the area of research and development in industrial research or research institutions and departments, in companies operating in advanced (new, interdisciplinary, often varying) technological fields (hi-tech companies, technology start-ups, etc.) as well as in engineering offices, patent law firms, authorities that require physical engineering know-how and sales companies in the field of technology.
As a further unique selling point, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences' physics department has designed a master's degree program in applied physics which is coordinated with the eponymous bachelor's degree program and which enhances and expands the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor's degree program. The master’s degree program focuses on microsystems technology, optics and ultrashort pulse laser technology and enables students to go on to do a doctorate, either at our university or externally.
For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.
Standard period of study
Main language of instruction
German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.
Commencement of studies
Winter and summer semester
Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.
You can contact Professor Hans-Dieter Bauer directly for further information.