Nanotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14755
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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. The Nanotechnology programme is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology.

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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 Masters 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.

Career opportunities

With a Masters degree in Nanotechnology you will play a key role in tomorrows frontier of nano-innovation in industry or academia. Examples of positions held by graduates: 

  • head of industrial R&D department
  • research engineer
  • consultant
  • academic positions

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
For more info please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Specific entry requirements
  • Bachelors 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 14755 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year;

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

Funding

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