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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
The master program of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a two-year 120 ECTS English language degree program offered to national and international students. It focuses on modern aspects of the science and technology of nanoscopic systems, ranging from basic knowledge to applications and devices. It consists of a set of lectures, seminars and lab courses followed by a project in a research group, accomplished by a thesis. The master is a joint initiative of the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Electrical Engineering of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology.
It was designed to bridge the gap between nanoscience and nano-technology. The part related to nanoscience includes chemical preparation of nano-scale compounds and their characterization by physical methods, while the part related to nanotechnology is focused to devices, e.g. nano-electronics and photonic devices based on nano-scale structures. This requires a highly interdisciplinary approach which is reflected in the research activity of the present work groups and the equipment available at the school of science and technology of the University of Siegen. It allows to persue research covering all aspects of modern nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The master program leads to the acquisition of analytical and methodological competences in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with in-depth education and training in physics, chemistry and technology. Graduates are thus prepared for conducting research in academia and industry, but also to a career in service and consulting companies. Moreover, the master degree qualifies students for a PhD program. In particular, the interdisciplinary character of the course enables them to investigate topics at the interface of physics, chemistry and engineering.
B.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Electrical engineering (with grade 2.7 or better)
If the above requirements are not met there is the possibility to qualify on the basis of letters of recommendation and/or a discussion with academic experts.
English as a native language; or TOEFL (Code No. 8429) 533 (paper-based), 200 (computer-based), 72 (internet-based); or CAE level C; or IELTS grade 6 or equivalent; or English on level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
The following forms and documents are required for the application:
- Completed application form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty indicating the students ranking in percent (e.g. best 10 %, best 10-20 %, best 20-30 %)
- Copies of bachelor's certificate and transcript of records, if applicable, with official translation in English
In case of admission, original documents have to be submitted for the enrolment.
The current examination regulations is valid.
The language of instruction is English.
Program Structure and Organization
Examination Regulations/ Degree Plan/ Module Guide/ Placement Regulations
The "Examination Regulations" constitute the legal basis of the study program and apply to all students who started their Master's degree program in winter semester 2015/2016 or later. These regulations give detailed information on the general structure, the formal academic aspects and the vontents of the Master's program.
The study program is organized along a sequence of modules. The "Module Guide (Book)" provides brief information on modules, and particularly on the prerequisites, the content and the expected learning outcome of each course. Possible departures from the standard module description, in particular with regard to examinations, are announced by the lecturer at the beginning of the course.