Education at MC2

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience - MC2 - conducts education at several different levels at Chalmers. We deliver courses within several master's programmes, and you can also study a postgraduate program, where you actively will be working with exciting topics within a research group.

Undergraduate education and master's programmes

At MC2, we mainly deliver courses within the master's programmes Nanotechnology and Wireless technology, photonics and space technology. We also deliver courses within several other master's programmes at Chalmers.

Our research laboratories also offer courses within their respective subject areas.

Below is a list of the master's programmes where you can study our courses, as well as a link to the page where all Chalmers' programmes are listed.

Nanotechnology, MSc

This master's programme is based on both physics and chemistry and will give you a thorough grounding in nanoscale properties and hands-on experience in experimental techniques. Chalmers is leading the development of quantum computing in Sweden, and you will be right at the forefront of the global race to take the technology further. You will also have the unique opportunity to work in world-class facilities such as our cleanroom. The programme is ideal if you are interested in an international career in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, both at the fundamental level and in the design and creation of components at the nanoscale.

Wireless, photonics and space engineering, MSc

The world is undergoing a fourth industrial revolution. Digital data is the new capital, and the internet has become a resource every bit as precious as water or electricity. This master’s programme will train you to become a technology innovator, developing and innovating concepts to form the core of the next generation of cell phones, antennas, quantum computers, sensors, robots, communication systems and satellites. The programme does not aim to provide you with all the answers — rather, to help you ask the right questions. You will graduate as an expert in wireless and photonics technologies and find yourself in high demand in areas including the aerospace, medical and automotive industries.

Physics, MSc

Would you like to operate at the forefront of technological innovations? To contribute with scientific solutions to the known and unknown problems of the future? This master's programme will give you extensive training in modern physics, preparing you to take on such exciting and demanding challenges. You will learn to identify and explain general aspects of physics that are integral to applications in engineering and natural sciences. Furthermore, learn how to identify relevant theoretical, computational, and experimental methods and apply these to problem-solving across a wide range of fields.

Embedded electronic system design, MSc

Probably the most well-known example of an advanced embedded system is your smartphone — a handheld, low-power device that carries out signal processing while simultaneously running applications, streaming services, and games. An embedded system is one where the functionality is implemented into the hardware and software according to very challenging constraints — performance, power consumption, real-time demands, reliability, and size.This master's programme will educate and inspire the next generation of engineers to design, implement and verify advanced embedded electronic systems based on hardware and software.

Find master's programme

Master's programmes at Chalmers University of Technology last two years, are taught in English and are worth 120 ECTS credits. Upon completion of studies, you will be granted a master’s degree, MSc. Application period: Mid-October - Mid-January.

Bachelor and master's thesis projects at MC2

Bachelor projects at MC2

The bachelor's thesis is the first larger piece of work you do as a student. In addition to applying the knowledge you've gathered, you will work in project form and present the results orally and in writing.

At the learning platform Canvas you'll find the bachelor's projects offered at the MC2 at the moment:

Bachelor projects (in Swedish)

Master's thesis projects at MC2

Every master's programme is completed with a master's thesis work. You can find all available student projects offered at MC2 on advanced level on the following page:

Master's thesis projects

Doctoral studies

A high-quality graduate school is the backbone of any successful research department. One of the goals at MC2 has been to create and maintain a graduate school that will support the present research and training activities and prepare for new challenges. The approach has been to create one single flexible programme in Microtechnology and Nanoscience, common for all MC2 PhD students. The programmes contains a small compulsory part common for all PhD students at Chalmers plus a number of elective, attractive high-quality “core courses”.

Microtechnology and nanoscience

Are you interested in learning more about materials, components, and subsystems for the electronics of the future? Do you want to contribute to the development of tomorrow’s photonics, quantum technology, and micro-and nano-systems?

We train new researchers

Close connection with industry helps ensure that our graduate education remains highly focused and relevant.