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Light Engineering




Qualification awarded

Bachelor in Technological Sciences

Field of study Materials Technology

Faculty of Physics

Study area

Technological Sciences

Length of the programme (years)      

4 years (7 semesters)

Scope of programme (ECTS)

240 ECTS

Language of instruction



Vilnius, Lithuania

Starting date

1st September

Tuition fee




 Full programme curriculum



Why study Light Engineering at Vilnius University?

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.


Admission requirements and selection criteria

  • 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).


International mobility

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


Career opportunities

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.



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.


Assoc. Prof. Renata Butkutė, the Leader of the programme


MA Teorinė fizika ir astrofizika Marijus AmbrozasThis programme is really promising for both students and employers because of the wide diversity of skills it provides. It is nice that the programme allows the students to choose between the going deeper into one of specific optoelectronics field or gaining wider, but more basic all-around knowledge. The combination of practice and theory opens ways for both scientific and engineering work.

The perspectives are high because Lithuania has a great light technology industry (especially lasers). The shorter duration of studies with the fact that there are no close alternatives of bachelor study programmes in the nearest regions allows students to get the work faster. The organisers of the study programme are motivating students to intern in industrial companies and write their thesis there, so there is a strong possibility that students will start working even before the completion the studies and this is exactly what most of the students want.


Marijus Ambrozas, student from Lithuania, Member of Vilnius University Students' Representation



Academic contact:

Assoc. Prof. Renata Butkutė




Admission contact:

Admission Office



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