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Microsystems Engineering (taught in German)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – 1 field degree program

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June–5 October
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Apply now!
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Engineering

IMTEK: A global player in Microsystems Engineering

The Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) is an institute of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Freiburg. We are dedicated to interdisciplinary high-tech research with a strong focus on application.


What is a microsystem?

We speak of a microsystem when several components, technologies and functions are combined into an integrated system on a tiny area. We talk about structures with sizes of 0.1 to 1000 micrometres (1µm = one thousandth of a millimetre). One µm is 100 times finer than a human hair!


How does a microsystem work?

There are very different microsystems. For example, they consist of sensors that detect physical parameters or effects, processors that evaluate the information detected by the sensors, and actuators that react to the evaluated information. They also consist of components for data exchange and „energy harvesting“. Microsystems can, for example, "feel", "think", "act", "communicate" and "feed themselves". Microsystems often comprise small optical elements, semiconductors, but also biological components such as antibodies or cells.


Examples of a microsystem: Your smartphone and your smartwatch!

A smartphone consists of several sensors that are combined in one assembly: You unlock the device via the fingerprint sensor. The gyroscope measures the rotation of the phone around all three axes, so that an app can decide whether a video or picture should be displayed upright or rotated by 90 degrees. With the acceleration sensor, you can determine how far you have run when jogging. The light sensor can automatically adjust the brightness of the display. The smartphone can determine its location and speed via the GPS sensor. In addition, many other instruments are built into your smartphone - without Microsystems Engineering, your smartphone would not even be a functioning phone today.

Watch + Microsystems Engineering = Smartwatch:

Without Microsystems Engineering, the smartwatch would also be "just" a simple watch. It has sensors and other functionalities that display additional information besides the time. The barometer, for example, measures the ambient air pressure, so that sensors can show how many metres of altitude you have hiked or how many steps you have taken. With 3-axis accelerometers, you are able to see how fast you are moving indoor. Heart rate monitors, pulse oximeters and other sensors take up data to track the wearer's fitness.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
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Central Academic Advising Office

The central academic advisory service - the Central Academic Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

General non-academic advising / Program Coordination
Ursula Epe
Gebäude 101, 2. OG, Büro 02-013a
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-8340
Sprechstunde: -

Beratung für SchülerInnen:
Dr. Andreas Greiner
Technische Fakultät
Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik
Geb. 103, Raum 03-025
79110 Freiburg

Tel.: (0761) 203-7384
Advice for external students and field changers
Dr. Oswald Prucker
Technische Fakultät, Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik
Geb. 103, Raum 03-025
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-7164

Examination Office

Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg
Fax: +49(0) 761-203-8082

Anne-Julchen Müller, Telefon: 0761 203-8083
Susanne Stork, Telefon: 0761 203-8087
Montag 14.00 Uhr bis 16.00 Uhr
Dienstag und Donnerstag 10.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
Mittwoch und Freitag: nur telefonisch
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