MSc, 120 cr, 2 years
Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field. This programme is therefore firmly based on both physics and chemistry to provide a thorough understanding of the properties of nanosized systems and to provide the skills to prepare them.
Science at the nanoscale takes place both in a bottom-up approach (forming functional architectures based on interactions between individual molecules) and in a top-down approach (nanostructuring). The core courses provide broad practical knowledge in both approaches. In addition, there are tracks with semi-compulsory and elective courses leading to in-depth knowledge in specific areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Who should apply
The Master’s Programme in Nanotechnology is tailored to students aiming at international careers in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, both regarding the fundamentals of nanoscience and how to design and build components on the nanoscale.
Many future applications in electronics, telecommunications, computing and information systems, natural and artificial bio-systems and medicine will be based on the development of nanoscale technologies, often at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and computer science. Theoretical and practical knowledge in these fields is therefore of increasing importance to both industry and academia.
Generic competencies include knowledge of available theoretical and experimental techniques, the ability to communicate and present technical information and the ability to analyse and identify a means to solve a given problem.
The unique competencies delivered by the programme include knowledge of the innovative possibilities of nanotechnology, ample hands-on experience in experimental techniques for both manufacturing and analysis including working in a cleanroom environment and a solid theoretical background in the physics, chemistry and technology of nanoscale devices.
The programme has a visible connection to frontline research and many course projects will be embedded in actual research projects. “Nano” at Chalmers has a strong infrastructure with advanced laboratories and cleanroom facilities which support a broad spectrum of activities involving over 150 researchers.
Applications of our research range from electronics to medicine and biology. Our industrial collaboration is well established and we have successfully launched several spin-off companies.
Our core research comprises three profile areas: nanophysics with a top-down perspective, nanochemistry with a bottom-up focus and nanobiophysics, which forms a bridge between the other two.
The connection to one of Chalmers' Areas of Advance, Nano, further enables interdisciplinary collaboration within Chalmers and reinforces collaboration with academia, industry and society throughout the world.
With a Master’s degree in Nanotechnology you will play a key role in tomorrow’s frontier of nano-innovation in industry or academia. With a unique knowledge profile together with your curiosity, you will hold your future career in your hands.
Examples of positions held by graduates:
- head of industrial R&D department
- research engineer
- academic position.
Detailed programme content in the Student portal, for current students
General entry requirements
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree. General entry requirements in detail
Specific entry requirements
Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Engineering Physics, Physics or Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Bio Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 30 cr. (including Linear Algebra and Mathematical Statistics). Basic quantum physics and thermodynamics 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)
To read more about required minimum test results and other means of certifying fulfillment of the English language proficiency requirement, please visit:
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Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 2 years
Rate of study: 100%
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Application Code: CTH-18009
For information about how to submit an application
It is mandatory to submit a number of required documents
Deadlines regarding application process
*EU/EEA citizens are required to provide documentation of citizenship (External Link)
Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Chalmers’ Admissions, email@example.com
For questions of students more inclined towards Physics:
Tomas Löfwander, Director of Master's Programme, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions of students more inclined towards Chemistry:
Jerker Mårtensson, email@example.com
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