Light Engineering is the program with no close rivals at the neighboring universities within the Baltic region. It combines practice-oriented and shorter studies focused on light technologies, which is among the best developed and fastest-growing high-tech fields in Lithuania. Most Light Engineering courses are taught by leading Lithuanian professors and scientists that are active in this field.
Even more, the program 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 modern digital modeling techniques and will be able to use the software for 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).
Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program or use VU’s Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner Universities or do internships abroad.
The graduates will acquire knowledge and competencies allowing them to pursue a carrier in the light technology industry in Lithuania or abroad, or to continue university studies. Also, they will be able to continue their studies at the Masters and Ph.D. levels. The nearest postgraduate directions - laser physics and optical technology, laser technology, material science and semiconductor physics, Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies.
Associate Professor Renata Butkutė, the Leader of the program
“Light Engineering is a new study program 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 modeling and electronics, etc; (2) shorter studies concentrated on practical skills; (3) unique innovative program 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 the light technology industry in Lithuania and abroad.”
Marijus Ambrozas, a student from Lithuania, Member of Vilnius University Students' Representation
“This program is really promising for both students and employers because of the wide diversity of skills it provides. It is nice that the program allows the students to choose between going deeper into one of the specific optoelectronics fields 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 programs in the nearest regions allows students to get the work faster. The organizers of the study program 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 of the studies and this is exactly what most of the students want.”