Sought-after experts in many areas Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary science to a large extent. It combines the laws of physics, chemical processes and biological principles with one another at the nanoscale level. The high level of interdisciplinarity leads to the necessity that scientists need to acquire additional skills and knowledge, for example in the fields of characterization techniques, nanooptics, nanoelectronics, nanomaterials and biotechnology.
Objective The program prepares the students for a professional career and ensures that they are able to improve existing products and processes within the organizations they work in, and this on a long-term basis. This course of studies therefore contributes to the sought-after and highly demanded qualified experts that are needed within the field of nanotechnology. After successful completion one is awarded the academic degree "Master of Science" (M.Sc.).
Target group The target group of this program is first and foremost professionals who are already working in industry, research institutes, universities and clinics, both nationally as well as abroad. The requirement for being admitted to this 3-year master program is a completed undergraduate course of studies in either engineering, science or medicine, taken at a university or polytechnic / university of applied science. Relevant working experience of at least one year has to be proven when applying for admission. With the application for acceptance to the distance learning course "Nanotechnology" one also has to hand in a written confirmation that a fitting institution is willing to supervise the applicant's master thesis topic. An attestation of the institution must be submitted to the Student's Administration Office by the end of the fourth semester. Admission to the course "Nanotechnology" is also possible if one has completed the certificate program "Nanobiotechnology" and the above mentioned eligibility criteria are met.
This course is held entirely in English – therefore good English language skills are a necessity.
Applicants may also be accepted who have relevant work experience but have not graduated for a university. They must hold a diploma qualifying for university admission, be able to prove several years of relevant work experience and pass an aptitude test. More information about the admission requirements and the aptitude test can be found here and the application form can be found here. Here is additional information about the application process. For the enrolment to the English-language Master distance education program "Nanotechnology" a sufficient proof of English proficiency is necessary. These can be evidenced by:
an English-language first degree Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): C1 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): Grade C IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL computer: 213 TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL Internet: 79
If you have otherwise acquired English language skills, e.g. from occupation or education, please fill out this declaration and send this with your application form: http://www.zfuw.uni-kl.de/fileadmin/downloads/pdf/Zulassungsvoraussetzungen/Declaration_of_proficiency_in_English_05-2014.pdf
Program content The distance learning master program "Nanotechnology" encompasses a basic course of studies of one semester, focus studies that take four semesters and the master thesis itself for which one semester is planned. The fields of study include amongst others: Semiconductor theories, quantum computing, characterization techniques of nanostructures, screening methods in biology, nanooptics, biomaterials for transplants, processing ceramics and composites, using nanoparticles in medicine and pharmaceutics, nanoelectronics and nanomagnetism. The topics being taught are oriented on the possible career fields and working areas of the participants in the course. These include the semiconductor and electronics industries, the IT sector, the automotive sector, the chemical industry, biotechnology companies, optics and laser technology, the pharmaceutical industry, medicine and medical technology and for the development of new materials.
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