As a student of this Master’s, you acquire fundamental knowledge within the field of nanotechnology, concentrating on science as well as engineering.
The programme has a strong focus on the characterisation and the fabrication of (functional) nanostructures. You also learn to design an actual nanodevice and consider business aspects or opportunities for the device that you developed together with your fellow students. Furthermore, you get to explore the job field of nanotechnology during the (mandatory) internship.
As a student, you learn that turning nanotechnology into working and acceptable products and systems implies much more than proper technical functioning. It has to be actively embedded into its sociotechnical context as well.
Next to the fabrication, characterisation and design of nanostructures, which forms the basis of this Master’s, you have ample opportunity to explore and specialise within the many different research areas within the wider field of nanotechnology, such as bionanotechnology, nanochemistry, nanophysics or nanosystems and -devices.
To give you some direction in choosing your electives, this Master’s consists of three different profiles:
1. (Application of) Solid State Matter
2. (Bio)Molecular Matter
3. Nano-Engineered Devices
These profiles each have a number of elective courses, eleven in total. As a student, you have to choose at least three out of these eleven elective courses. You can select courses from all three profiles, as long as you cover at least 15 credits.
As a graduate of this Master’s, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge and skills.