Light Engineering

Name of programme                         LIGHT ENGINEERING                                                    

Qualification awarded                       Bachelor in Technology Sciences

Field of study                                    Materials Technologies

Study area                                        Technology Sciences

Length of the programme                 3.5 years (7 semesters) 

Scope of programme (ECTS)           210 ECTS

Language of instruction                    English

Location                                            Vilnius, Lithuania

Starting date                                     1st September 

Tuition fee for Non-EU students       TBC


Why study Light Engineering?

Light Engineering is the programme with no close rivals at the neighbouring universities within the Baltic region. It combines a practice-oriented and shorter studies focused on light technologies, which is among the best developed and fastest growing high-tech fields in Lithuania.  Most of Light Engineering courses are taught by leading Lithuanian professors and scientists that are active in this field.

 Even more, the programme offers a unique possibility to learn the practical skills using the modern growth and characterization equipment available at the National Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology. Light Engineering graduates will acquire the professional competence to carry out the complex tasks requiring knowledge of semiconductor physics, new growth technologies, semiconductor optoelectronic devices, such us modern lasers, LEDs, OLEDs, solar cells, etc. They will learn the modern digital modelling techniques, and will be able to use the software for the process automation and control.

Assoc. Prof. Renata ButkutÄ—, the Leader of the programme:

“Light Engineering is a new study programme permitting us to discover and learn deeper the physics, chemistry and mathematics closely linked to light. Light engineering offers: (1) Advanced technologies based on semiconductor and laser physics, optics and chemistry, numerical modelling and electronics, etc; (2) shorter studies concentrated to practical skills; (3) unique innovative programme in the Baltic States universities; (4) excellent teachers and active world-known scientists; (5) new growth technologies and modern experimental set-ups for practice, (6) high qualification of the graduates for work in light technology industry in Lithuania and abroad.”


·        Matura (high school leaving) certificate;

·        The selection criteria are based on the weighted average of relevant grades in mathematics, physics, native language and English (foreign) language.

·        English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme or use Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at Partner Universities or do internship abroad.


The graduates will acquire knowledge and competences allowing them to pursue a carrier in light technology industry in Lithuania or abroad, or to continue the university studies. Also, they will be able to continue their studies at Masters and PhD levels. The nearest postgraduate directions - laser physics and optical technology, laser technology, material science and semiconductor physics, Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies.

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