Nanoscale Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    250
    Tuition (Year)
    250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

The Nanoscale Engineering program at Université de Lyon is dedicated to a multidisciplinary and international approach and it is suited equally well for students planning an academic or an industrial career. The two-year curriculum provides both the theoretical basis and the practical expertise in all fields related to the fabrication, the characterization and the design of nanoscale structures and systems.

The program of the Master of Nanoscale Engineering offers a well-rounded selection of the relevant expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Below you will find an overview of the philosophy and objectives of the program, an introduction of the participating academic institutions and a description of the technological infrastructure that ensures comprehensive training in state-of-the-art techniques.

Objectives

The Nanoscale Engineering program is dedicated to a multidisciplinary and international approach and it is suited equally well for students planning an academic or an industrial career. The two-year curriculum provides both the theoretical basis and the practical expertise in all fields related to the fabrication, the characterization and the design of nanoscale structures and systems.

The program benefits from support by the technological platforms of three key laboratories in Lyon, as well as by major corporations in the Rhone-Alpes region. Courses start in September each year and the application deadline is the 15th of May for non-EEA citizens and the 15th of June for EEA citizens. 

Academic Consortium

The Master of Nanoscale Engineering is conducted under the aegis of the University of Lyon by a consortium of three renowned institutions: the École Centrale de Lyon, the INSA de Lyon, and  the Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1.

All lectures, laboratory practicals, internships and thesis projects are carried out in close collaboration with research laboratories in Lyon and they often involve international partners. This strong link between research and education ensures a continuous improvement of the program to reflect the progress of science and technology in this innovative and rapidly-evolving field.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Nanoscale Engineering
  • Micro- and Nanofabrication, part 1
  • Characterization Tools for Nanostructures
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Basics of Physics
  • Solid State Physics at the Nanoscale
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Physics of Semiconductors, part 1
  • Physical Chemistry and Molecular Interactions
  • Biomolecules, Cells, and Biomimetic Systems
  • Nano-Optics and Biophotonics
  • Surface-Analysis Techniques
  • Physics of Semiconductors, part 2
  • Micro- and Nanofluidics
  • Micro- and Nanofabrication, part 2
  • Biosensors and Biochips
  • Computer Modeling of Nanoscale Systems
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          Detailed Programme Facts

          English Language Requirements

          This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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          Academic Requirements

          Eligibility and Selection Criteria

          A Bachelor degree in the field of science or engineering, for example Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Electrical Engineering, or Material Science, is required to be eligible for the Master of Nanoscale Engineering. The minimum number of associated credits is 180, which normally corresponds to having completed a three-year Bachelor program.

          The selection committee will evaluate prospective students based on their academic background and their motivation letter. Proof of additional qualifications such as language certificates and recommendation letters will be taken into account as well.

          For more information, please visit programme website.

          Tuition Fee Per Year

          • EUR 250 International
          • EUR 250 National

          The expenses are subsidized by the French government, meaning that each student - French and foreign alike - only has to pay an enrollment fee of about 250 euro per year (plus the premium for the mandatory health insurance)

          Funding

          It is important to realize that acceptance to our program is equivalent to a yearly scholarship of more than ten thousand euro, payed by the taxpayers of France; as a matter of fact, many master programs in other countries charge a significantly higher enrollment fee to foreign students for this very reason.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.