Module Handbook

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Module MV-MTS-260-M-4

Optical Measuring Technique (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-MTS-260-M-4 Optical Measuring Technique 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-MTS] Measurement and Sensor Technology
Reference course of study [MV-88.202-SG] M.Sc. Production Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U MV-MTS-86606-K-4
Optical Measuring Technique
P 42 h 48 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-MTS-86606-K-4]: Title: "Optical Measuring Technique"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 48 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10606 ("Optical Measuring Technique")
    Written (90-120 minutes) or oral (15-30 minutes) examination

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Introduction to geometrical optics
  • Fermat’s principle
  • Optical illustrations
  • Microscopes
  • Köhler illumination
  • Aberrations
  • Jones formalism
  • Maxwell equations
  • Deflection on a lattice
  • Wave-optical resolution
  • Fraunhofer diffraction
  • Modulation transfer function
  • Selected optical measuring instruments

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

Students are able to

  • Explain the fundamentals of geometric optics
  • Explain the fundamentals of wave optics
  • Understand optical measuring instruments
  • Use optical components for their own purposes

2. Practice

Students are able to

  • Calculate ray paths with the aid of geometric optics
  • Determine interference phenomenonas with the aid of wave optics


  • M. Born, Optik, Springer Verlag 1985
  • T. E. Furtak und M. V. Klein, Optics, Wiley Verlag 1986

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Basic knowledge of physics

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-MTS-260-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-88.202-SG] M.Sc. Production Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Pflichtmodule [P] Compulsory
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein