Graduate Program Complex Molecular Systems
The Institute for Complex Molecular Systems is an interdisciplinary platform for research and education at the highest level. We invite talented top students with a background in one of the natural or engineering sciences and the ambition to pursue a career in research to join the new Graduate Program Complex Molecular Systems. We offer both MSc and PhD students a challenging interdisciplinary program combined with a strong focused background in one of our departments.
A Graduate Program is a coherent program for Master and PhD education aiming at training talented students with interest in a career in science. The Complex Molecular Systems Graduate Program is built on the strengths of ICMS and offers an interdisciplinary training with special attention for developing scientific skills. MSc and PhD students are part of the highly recognized research groups of ICMS staff members, which will reinforce their training as independent scientists.
The Master program in Complex Molecular Systems
Each student will follow an MSc degree program in one of the TU/e departments. The Complex Molecular Systems MSc program is an additional program (certificate program) and consists of a study load of 30 credit points (cp) to be completed during the two year MSc degree program:
- 15 cp Five courses (each 3 cp) fundaments of complexity (see website for a list of courses)
- 10 cp Rotation: A research project which involves several complementary research groups. The rotation gives insight in the chain: theory – modeling – synthesis – engineering
- 5 cp Scientific skills
In addition to the 30 cp study program students need to perform their undergraduate project with one of the staff members of ICMS (see website for an overview of ICMS staff members). MSc students participating in the Graduate Program can continue within the PhD program after successful completion of the MSc program.
Admission and registration for the MSc program
Only highly motivated and talented students will be admitted to participate in the program. A personal interview will be part of the selection procedure. The selection will be based on:
• Grades in the BSc phase (minimum average 8 of 10)
• Demonstrated multidisciplinary interest
• Ambition to follow a PhD program after completion of the Master
• Excellent communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English
• Successful admission to a TU/e Master degree program in one of the following departments: Applied Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
To apply for this Master program, please send us a motivation letter, your Curriculum Vitae and a list with grades of your BSc degree. After first selection you will be invited for a personal interview with the selection committee. The program starts each year in September and February, so contact us in time.
After being accepted for a TU/e Master degree program, and having passed the selection procedure you can register as a certificate student Complex Molecular Systems by filing in the registration form that is available at the student administration of BME.