Nanotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 14800
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
Many future applications within electronics, telecommunication, information systems, medicine, and natural or artificial biosystems build upon progress in nanoscale technologies. On the nanoscale, new physical, chemical, and biological properties become important, and research often takes place on the borders between these disciplines. The Nanotechnology programme is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology.
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Proficiency in theoretical and practical aspects of these fields will therefore be important both within the industry and the academia. The nanotechnology programme is based on both physics and chemistry and will give you a thorough, yet advanced knowledge of the nanoscale system properties.

Programme description

Besides equipping you with a solid theoretical background in the physics, chemistry and technology of nanoscale systems the programme will also provide you with unique competencies, such as knowledge of the innovative possibilities of nanotechnology and ample hands-on experience in experimental techniques.

You will be working in the MC2 cleanroom environment (one of few cleanrooms worldwide to allow Master's level student projects in the facilities) and other modern laboratories for both manufacturing and analysis, already during your first year.

You will have the possibility to continue working in the laboratories as part of your Master's thesis. Science on the nanoscale is typically carried out either in a “bottom-up” approach, where functional nanostructures are formed through molecular interactions, or by nanostructuring in a “top-down” approach. The core curriculum consists of a handful of compulsory courses that create a solid basis for both approaches.

The Nanotechnology programme at the Chalmers University of Technology also includes several semi-compulsory courses, creating a number of possible tracks within the program, as well as a number of courses that can be chosen to provide you with a deeper knowledge of your choice of area within nanotechnology. The conclusion of the programme consists of a thesis based on a half- or full-year research work carried out with some of the researchers in the area, either within our departments or with industrial partners.

The research conducted comprises three profile areas:
  • • Nanophysics research, with a top-down perspective, includes studies of engineered nanosystems such as quantum computers, nanoelectronics and spintronics, applications and fundamental science of carbon nanotubes and graphene, nanosensors for bioanalytics and measurement technologies, and nano-optics with applications in, e.g. efficient solar energy production.
  • • Nanochemistry, with a bottom-up focus, targets the ultimate miniaturization of electronics and photonics, molecular electronics, and the development of molecular methods to create nanodevices.
  • • The Nanobiophysics activity, which forms a bridge between the other two and focuses on nanofluidics, soft matter nanotechnology, DNA-based self-assembly and biomimetic material science.

As a unique feature of the programme you will become part of this research and have access to our cleanroom and other world-class facilities for labs and group projects. The Master’s Programme in Nanotechnology is tailored towards students aiming at international careers in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, both in fundamental nanoscience and in the design and creation of components on the nanoscale.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses
  • Quantum Engineering, Examination
  • Fundamentals of micro- and nanotechnology, Examination
Elective courses
  • Quantum optics and quantum informatics, Examination
  • Molecular electronics, Examination
  • Modern imaging, spectroscopy and diffraction techniques, Examination
  • Entrepreneurship and project management, Project
Autumn Term Study period 2
Compulsory courses
  • Nanomaterials chemistry, Laboratory
  • Nanomaterials chemistry, Examination
Elective courses
  • Biophysical chemistry, Examination
  • Biophysical chemistry, Laboratory
  • Nanoscience, Examination
  • Graphene science and technology, Examination

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
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Academic Requirements

Specific entry requirements
  • Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 cr.), Basic quantum physics or Physical chemistry
English Language Proficiency

The most common and important scores that are accepted are:

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14800 International
  • Free EEA

Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year;

*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
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