Joint IMLEX study programme

IMLEX programme provides a multidisciplinary and innovative approach combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology. The objective is to educate students in advanced technologies, methodologies and practical applications with two goals: to improve the career prospects of graduates and to meet the needs of industry and society. Students will develop professional and social skills useful in both European and Japanese cultural context. Graduates will have competences in: Extended reality (XR): Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality (AR, MR, VR); industrial environments with robots and complex elements; Imaging; Rendering; Lighting.

IMLEX curriculum

IMLEX study programme is divided in two study tracks:

Lighting track (UEF – KU Leuven – TUT – Thesis)

Computational Imaging Track (UEF – UJM – TUT – Thesis)

All applicants will indicate their preferred track in the application phase, and the track choice will be defined during the student selection process. Selected students will be informed of their track in the letter of admission.

Semester 1

All IMLEX students start their studies in September, for fundamental courses at the University of Eastern Finland: preparatory courses in Photonics, Information Technology, Imaging, and Robotics.

Semester 2

According to the chosen study track:
Computational Imaging at the University Jean Monnet, or
Lighting at the KU Leuven.

Semester 3

The second study year starts in October in Japan at Toyohashi University of Technology, with topics of Lighting and XR / Computational Imaging and XR.

Semester 4

Master’s thesis in one of the partner universities or in the industry.

The programme is completely taught in English. Students are encouraged to study the local languages, especially Japanese.


IMLEX graduates will have a multiple Master’s Degree from three universities, depending on their study track:

From University of Eastern Finland (for all graduates)
Master of Science in Computer Science “Imaging and Light in Extended Reality”

From Toyohashi University of Technology (for all graduates)
Master of Engineering

From KU Leuven (Lighting track)
Erasmus Mundus Japan – Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality

From University Jean Monnet (Computational Imaging track)
Master Optics, Image, Vision, Multimedia with the specialization “Imaging and Light in Extended Reality”