To keep up with the exceptionally fast development of new technologies powering current industrial transformations, there is an increasing demand for experts who can develop materials exhibiting new functionalities to solve fundamental problems in the areas ranging from new types of electronic devices to alternative energy sources.
Having in mind that most of these new, and desired, technologies are based on a combination of nanotechnology, photonics, and organic electronics research aided by modern computational methods and synchrotron radiation-based analytical techniques, the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AM&N) master program offers teaching covering all of these issues using state-of-the-art research facilities at the Faculty of Physics and the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS located on the new campus of the Jagiellonian University.
Program Description, Type, and Duration
Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is a second-cycle program of studies leading to a degree of magister (the equivalent of a master's degree). It is dedicated to students who want to receive a thorough knowledge of new/advanced materials and nanotechnology, based on the understanding of basic issues in physics, chemistry and materials engineering. The language of the program is English.
The 2-year (4-semester) AM&N program consists of 1210 hours of teaching covering:
Concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Cutting-edge processing and characterization methods
Modeling and simulation
Machine learning and big-data analysis
Application of synchrotron radiation
Modern light-harvesting technologies.
Students are required to obtain a minimum of 121 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. The academic year begins in October and ends in June.
The AM&N is a full-time program of studies which offers both obligatory and facultative courses. The obligatory courses include specialization courses and physics laboratories, graduate laboratory, courses in humanities and social sciences, diploma seminars, a foreign language course, practice in health and safety training, whereas the facultative courses include: specialized facultative courses as well as electronics and computer laboratories.
The student can count on receiving help in choosing a course of study from the thesis supervisor. In addition to attending motivating lectures and seminars, students participate in advanced laboratory classes, and the best ones have the opportunity to participate in research projects realized at the Faculty.
The main objective of the program is to provide students with the most useful practical skills and to familiarize them with a range of research methods and techniques used in contemporary materials science and engineering.
The final element in the program is a diploma dissertation that students complete on the basis of the research and experiments they have performed under the thesis supervisor’s guidance. Following the formal acceptance of the thesis, students take an oral final examination.
The AM&N program offers a system of motivation scholarships for the best students and a reduction of tuition fees.