Program Details

The programme's aim is to provide students with an education emphasizing both materials aspects and electronics aspects. They should fill innovative functions in the research, production and application of components and systems for the present and future
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master in Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering combines the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry at the nanometer scale with courses on technology and engineering. The programme fits into the growing worldwide convergence between the basic sciences and between science, technology, and engineering sciences in general. Nanoscience studies phenomena and manipulation at the atomic and molecular scale (nanometers: i.e., one billionth of a meter). Important properties such as the electrical, optical, and mechanical properties are determined by the way molecules and atoms assemble into larger structures on the nanoscale. Nanotechnology is the application of this science in new nanomaterials and nano concepts for new components, systems, and products. These budding scientific disciplines are situated at the interface of physics, chemistry, material science, microelectronics, biochemistry, and biotechnology. Command of these disciplines therefore requires an academic and multidisciplinary scientific education. This is an initial Master's and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The programme's aim is to provide students with an education emphasizing both materials aspects and electronics aspects. They should fill innovative functions in the research, production and application of components and systems for the present and future electronics sector and its suppliers.

The programme is strongly research-oriented, and is largely based on the research of centres like Imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center) and INPAC (Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry) at the Faculty of Science, which are both worldwide research leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology. During your Master's thesis, you will have the opportunity to work in the exciting research programmes of these institutes. As a graduate of the Master of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology programme, you will have thorough scientific knowledge of the fundamental structures of physical, biological, and chemical systems in terms of their molecular and atomic characteristics. You will also understand the formation of complex macro systems, which are unique in their operations and possess new functionalities, based on their molecular and atomic properties. The objective of the Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is to provide a top quality multidisciplinary education in nanoscience as well as in the use of nanotechnologies for systems and sensors at the macro-scale.
Setting Description:
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars spread out over its various campuses. 14% of the university’s 54,000 students are international representing 140 countries. KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students. Boasting an outstanding central location, KU Leuven offers a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Cost:
6.000 EUR For this programme an increased fee is not applicable for students who come from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA).

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