Master in Micro and Nano Systems Technology
The most spectacular technology is happening at the micro and nano level and you can become an expert in this state of the art technology. We offer you a master's degree program in Micro and Nano Systems Technology, which will open doors to exciting jobs in many different branches.
The master's degree in Micro and Nano Systems Technology is a two-year study program that is interdisciplinary with elements from electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, modeling, and process technology. The aim of the study is to qualify successful candidates for a working environment in the diverse Micro and Nano Systems Technology; in the industry as well as in academia, research institutions and governmental agencies. The studies cover the entire production chain, including design, manufacturing, and characterization of micro and nanosystems.
Why study Micro- and Nano Systems Technology?
The program is unique, exciting and practically oriented and is an excellent offer for those who already have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science.
The basis of the study program is the corresponding research community at USN, that constitutes one of the three intellectual junctions for Norway’s efforts in micro- and nanotechnology, with extended collaboration with industry, academia and research institutions; regionally, nationally and internationally. We have good laboratory facilities and spacious, clean rooms, as well as established collaboration with industries that focus on research and development.
Where can I work?
Within companies developing and producing microelectronic and micro- and nanosystems:
- Product development
- Production technology development
- Production management
- Quality management
- Project leader
Within companies working with micro- and nanotechnology:
- Business development
- Marketing and sales
- Project leader
- Research and development
- Technical consultation
At universities or research institutions:
Collaboration with the industry
During the study, there is several visits to electronics and microtechnology companies in the Horten area and experts from the industry are invited guest lecturers on selected topics. USN is working closely with companies and research institutes and has at all times various research projects on-going. The final project in your study is carried out in this research collaboration and several students are also offered summer job in companies.
Take parts of your study abroad
Micro- and nanotechnology is an international field of research. The master's degree program has an international character, with students and teachers that come from many countries. We collaborate with research communities both within Norway and abroad (Europe, USA, and Asia). The collaborating institutions include, among others, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), Xiamen University (China). This makes it possible for you, as a master's degree student, to take parts of the study program at this world-leading center within micro- and nanotechnology.
The graduate students will achieve a sound foundation for further doctoral degree studies (Ph.D.) at USN or at other universities anywhere in the world.