Master of Microsystems Technology

Vestfold University College

Program Description

Master of Microsystems Technology

Vestfold University College

About the course

The Masters degree in Microsystem Technology is a two-year study program that is unique, exciting and practical oriented. This is an excellent offer for you who already have a Bachelors degree in engineering or science.

The study program is interdisciplinary with elements from electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, modelling and process technology. You will learn to design micro- and nanosystems, to produce such systems using micro- and nanotechnological  processes, and to characterize them.

The basis of the study program is an exceedingly proficient research community that constitutes one of the three intellectual junctions for Norway’s efforts in micro- and nanotechnology. We have good laboratory facilities and spacious clean rooms, as well as established collaboration with industries that focus on research and development.

The study program has an international profile and English as the language of instruction.

The Study Program’s Contents:

Year 1
Micro-mechanics, MEMS-design, Electronic system design, Micro-fabrication, Measurements and characterisation, Applied mathematics

Year 2

Final Master project and two elective courses ( Micro sensors and actuators, Packaging technology, Bio-MEMS etc).
Career Opportunities

We are now at the starting point for the next technological revolution: micro- and nanotechnology will be used in nearly all connections. There is reason to believe that this will change our society more than computer technology has done. As a Master in the field, you will be sought after in many branches, e.g. in regards to medical instrumentation, communication, energy and environmental technology, biotechnology, aerospace technology, oil and gas extraction, only to name a few. In Norway, there are now more than thirty companies and research communities that are active in this area. It is expected that the industry will have considerable growth within this field.

 Typical jobs available to you after you have completed your studies:

    * Developing of ICT-systems that are based on the use of micro- and nanotechnology.
    * Product development, production technology, production management, quality management in companies that develop and produce microelectronic and micro- and nanotechnology.
    * Business development, marketing and sales in companies that work with micro- and nanotechnology.
    * Research and development at universities or institutions, as well as technical consultation.
    * Starting up your own business, possibly in collaboration with others?

Admission Requirements

Bachelor in Engineering from a 3-year education in Microtechnology or Electronics/ Electrical Engineering. A Bachelors degree in other engineering disciplines, or in natural sciences, gives the basis for admission after an individual assessment. Special entrance requirements are study in mathematics equivalent to the electives Mathematics 3, and a course in Electrostatics. Applicants who do not fulfil the special requirements may take these qualifying courses during the first year of the Masters degree program.

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This course is Campus based
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