MC2 provides students with a choice between two different master programmes; Nanotechnology and Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering programmes. Many students get their first chance to work in an active research environment at MC2. The master programmes are all concluded with an individual half or whole year thesis project, where the student’s science and engineering skills are put to work, together with final training in the “softer” skills of written and verbal communication.
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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 nanosizedsystems 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).
Programme director: Elsebeth Schröder
The backbone of modern telecom infrastructure consists of optical fibre based systems in combination with wireless technology, some of it on satellites to provide global coverage. Medical applications of photonics and microwave technology are numerous, and measurement applications include radar, environmental monitoring and radio astronomy. In space science, satellite systems based on microwave technology are used for astronomy, remote sensing of the Earth and space geodesy. Space systems also aid our everyday life: television broadcasts, navigation and weather forecasts are well known examples.
The programme is given in collaboration with the departments of Earth and Space Sciences and Signals and Systems.
Programme director: Lars Ulander