As a student, you have a great deal of freedom in tailoring your Master’s in Nanotechnology to your own interests and ambitions. Whatever your field of interest, you can compose your ideal master's and, by doing so, build your own expertise.
The Master’s in Nanotechnology consists of a number of mandatory courses. In addition, you can structure your Master’s with elective courses that interest you. Your first year ends with an internship and you graduate with your final master’s project. In two years of study, you collect a total of 120 EC.
Compulsory courses for the Master's
Mandatory elective courses
You select at least three out of eleven elective courses within this Master’s. These courses are categorised into three different profiles, to give you some direction. Still, you can make whichever combination of electives you want.
(Application of) Solid State Matter
You can fill up the rest of your elective space with (two) courses that match your own interests. You can choose more of the electives listed above, but there are a lot of more technical and non-technical electives you can choose from. A Capita Selecta, in which you explore a specific topic of your interest, which is not available as a regular course, is also a possibility.
Examples of electives:
There are plenty more courses you can choose from. Ask your study adviser or skype with a student for more information.
Internship & Job Orientation Project
The last quartile of the first year consists of an internship as a preparation for the professional field.
Final master’s project
You spend the last three quartiles of your Master’s on graduating: your final master’s project
During the last quartile of the first year, you get to do a (research) internship as a preparation for the professional field. This internship is mandatory and will be hosted by a company or research institute in the field of nanoscience or nanoengineering, either in the Netherlands or abroad.
Final master's project
You end the Master’s in Nanotechnology with the final master’s project. The choice of your graduation subject is largely up to you. You will carry out your master’s project under the supervision of a professor of one of the nanotechnology research groups participating in MESA+. In recent years, students have completed their projects at for example the BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip group, the Interfaces and Correlated Electron Systems group, Inorganic Materials Science group, Nanobiophysics group, Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials, Integrated Devices and Systems, Physic of Fluids group, Nanobiophysics, Molecular Nanofabrication, Biomolecular Nanotechnology, Biomaterials Science and technology and the Nanoelectronics group.