Master of Science in Micro- and Nanotechnology
Hochschule Muenchen University of Applied Sciences
3 - 6 semesters
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
01 Oct 2023
* as we are a state university not charging a tuition fee we also do not give any scholarships; still, 150Eur have to be paid per semester for student services
You strive to qualify yourself for your career in a highly future-oriented field, and you seek scientific work with innovative technology – in this case, the Master's study program Micro- and Nanotechnology is a perfect choice.
Micro- and nanotechnology is a highly interdisciplinary field. Applications can be found in sensors and transducers technology, aerospace, electronics, medical- and biotechnology, laser technology, and many other fields.
A study program is offered with:
- a broad choice of modules and the possibility for an individual specialization,
- German and English lectures,
- very good options for international exchange,
- many different laboratories.
We highly value a practice-oriented education with profound fundamental knowledge.
The program sets a high value on internationalization. Many courses are offered in English, and during the colloquium, students give at least one presentation in English.
Furthermore, a good network of foreign universities and research institutions exists, which offer lectures and final theses in the field of micro- and nanotechnology.
The optional elective English in Science and Technology complements the course catalog and gives students the opportunity to enhance their language and technical skills for the international market.
- Quantum Physics I
- Micro- and Nanotechnological Devices
- Microtechnology Lab Class
- Nanotechnology Lab Class
- Project Module
- Master‘s Thesis
Elective Courses (Two are required) (MN1)
- Micro- and Nanoanalytics
- Electrochemical Storage and Converter Systems
- Boundary layers, Colloids, and Nanoparticles
- Micro- and Nanostructures
- Biomicro- and Bionanotechnology
- Micro- and Nanotechnology Materials
Multidisciplinary Courses (A minimum of one is required) (MN2)
- System Modelling and Optimization
- Technology and Innovation Management
- Knowledge Management
- Project Management
- Quality Management and Applied Statistics
Sector Specific Applications (At least 2 are required) (MN3)
- Micro- and Fibre Optics
- Physical Modelling Simulation
- Design of Integrated Circuits
- Quantum Sensing
- Applications in Medical, Chemical, and Bioengineering
- Applications in Electronics and Information Technology
- Microfluidics and Applications
- Photoacoustics for Material Characterization
- Mathematics Tutorial
Total Credits (Comprising 2 or 4 Semesters): SWS: 44/ ECTS: 90
The objective of the Master’s Studies in Micro- and Nanotechnologies is, based on the interface between the natural and engineering sciences, to promote knowledge of products, research, and applications for the smallest of structures and systems.
Subjects, based on fundamentals in physics, are stronger represented. By their choice of electives, students can specialize in a certain field.
The professional responsibilities of our graduates cover the entire range of careers and responsibilities in these high-tech fields of endeavor. The career opportunities include independent planning, coordination, and supervision of research and development projects, management functions, and industrial consulting. The interdisciplinary nature of this course of study provides graduates with the best possible qualifications for the increasingly important interfacing positions of modern industry.
Graduates can be found in all important fields of micro- and nanotechnology, e.g. in
- semiconductor and electronics industry,
- information technology,
- automotive industry,
- chemical industry,
- biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry,
- optics and laser technology,
- research institutions.
Approximately one-third of the graduates go on from their successful completion of this course of study to doctoral and post-graduate work.
Partners in research and industry
The Master's program Micro- and Nanotechnology is embedded into a strong research environment. This becomes evident by advanced research facilities such as the Center for NanoScience, the "Excellence Network Nanobiotechnology", the NanoTUM, and the Nanosystems Initiative Munich, which is supported by the Excellence Initiative of both the Federal and State governments and of which the Department of Applied Sciences and Mechatronics at the Munich University of Applied Sciences is also a member.
The laboratories of the program have projects with academic and industrial partners. Next to joint research projects, the good network with industry is also reflected by lecturers coming from the industrial partners.
Furthermore, the Master's course is strongly supported by an Industrial Advisory Board, which includes representatives from companies from southern Germany internationally recognized as leaders.