The department of optical technologies and machine vision ("Optotechnik und Bildverarbeitung") is part of the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences ("Hochschule Darmstadt"). The joint experience of 12 professors from various fields of optics, laser technology, image processing and optical metrology provides the background for profound work on cutting-edge research projects and an outstanding commitment to a modern study program, integrating optical technologies and machine vision.
The Bachelor-program „Optotechnik und Bildverarbeitung" (7 semesters, B. Sc.) is focused on an integrated curriculum combining the disciplines of modern optics and machine vision. The graduate-course „Optotechnik und Bildverarbeitung" (3 semesters, M. Sc.) is a joint program of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and the corresponding institution in nearby Gießen-Friedberg. These courses, tailored to the needs of professionals in the field of optical technologies, are unique in Germany and provide a valuable qualification for work both in industry and in research institutes.
Bachelor-and Master-theses usually result from internships in industry.
Research and development is actively pursued in close cooperation with industry in the following areas:
- Technical optics and optical engineering
- Optical metrology
- Image processing
- Optical design
- Micro- and fibre optics
- Lighting technology
- Machine Vision