Applying the most advanced nanofabrication technology to materials makes it possible to obtain decisive control over their properties, and thereby construct unique materials and components with new and unexpected properties for applications within energy technology, communication, data storage and processing, (bio)sensors, catalysis or medicine just to mention a few areas.
As an engineer in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics, you get to immerse in the special electronic and optical characteristics of nanomaterials. Moreover, you get insight into the development of nanotools and nanodevices.
The study of nanotechnology is interdisciplinary and requires expertise within physics, chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, and materials science. Future engineers holding an interdisciplinary education are therefore invaluable in the process of solving the many challenging materials problems present on the nanoscale.
You will study in an innovative, dynamic and challenging environment through a combination of research-based teaching, team-based project work and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners. You will experience state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including a class 100 clean room holding modern equipment for micro and nanoscale fabrication and characterisation, as well as a new, fully equipped biochemistry lab including a class 1 area and state-of-the-art biophysical investigation equipment.
Nanotechnology operates on the interfaces of traditional scientific areas. It has already contributed substantially to the understanding of interdisciplinary phenomena within science and engineering. Therefore, it is rapidly gaining ground in the traditional engineering areas such as material science, electronics, energy, and technology in general. With a Master’s degree in Nanotechnology, you can enter any of these engineering fields and contribute with new knowledge and methods as well as look at different ideas from a new perspective, which can help to develop new products.
As a graduate in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics, you have knowledge in fields like solid state physics, optics, semiconductor physics, surfaces and interfaces, properties of materials and components on the nanoscale, polymer and composite materials and nanoelectronics.Many high tech companies use nanotechnology inorder to develop their products. Therefore, there is a great need for engineers within Nanotechnology in knowledge intensive companies. As a graduate, your future career might be within:
With the new possibilities to design materials at atomic or molecular level, you can also choose a career within research.As a graduate in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics, ýou will be able to manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions. Furthermore, you can independently initiate and implement discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume professional responsibility.
The Master's programme in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics consists of four semesters. During each of the first three semesters, you will split your time equally between three 5 ECTS courses and one 15 ECTS project.
The courses will provide you with basic knowledge, and the projects will allow you to dig deep into the matter and focus firmly on particular subjects. The projects are typically done in small groups of fellow students. The team aspect of the project work is essential. During the final semester, you will spend full time on your Master’s thesis.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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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).
In order to enroll in the programme, you need a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields:
Furthermore, it is recommended to have a solid background in physics.
Each applicant will receive individual assessment by the Study Board in charge of the Nanotechnology programme at Aalborg University.
Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.
Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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