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Study concept

The focus of nanotechnology is on technologies that deal with structures and processes in the nanometre range. Material-specific properties are crucial for the functionality of nanomaterials and nanostructures in energy, environmental and health-related applications and in information and communication electronics. These need to be optimised in a targeted manner through size and shape, material composition and the manufacturing process.

Bachelor's graduates with a major in science or engineering qualify for the Master's degree in Nanotechnology in order to independently develop a wide range of issues relating to nanosystems.

Students learn

  • the interdisciplinary combination of physical, chemical and materials engineering fundamentals with specialised knowledge of the production and application of nanomaterials,
  • in-depth knowledge of materials science, particularly in nanoscopic systems,
  • specialist knowledge of nanotechnological applications, e.g. sensors, nanoelectronics and nanotechnology.sensors, nanoelectronic components, catalysts or energy storage systems,
  • the independent processing of scientific questions,
  • the presentation of scientific findings in speech and writing

In numerous compulsory elective courses and through an extensive research internship as well as the Master's thesis, students acquire an individually tailored specialisation in the broad field of nanotechnology.

The Master of Science in Nanotechnology degree qualifies students for scientific work and for work as an engineer in research and development.


Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (Faculty 5)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

A first professionally qualifying university degree of at least six semesters in a degree program with an engineering focus and proof of knowledge of materials science or in a natural science degree program with a physical, chemical or biological focus

Course language
Professional advice
Dr. Dirk Renker
Haus Metallkunde
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 5, 09599 Freiberg
Dirk.Renker [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 5 (Materials Science and Technology)
Haus Formgebung, ground floor 121
Bernhard-von-Cotta-Str. 4
fsr5 [at]
Job opportunities

The possible applications cover all areas of research, development, production and quality assurance of nanotechnological applications. Nanotechnologists are needed in companies in downstream industries and at research institutes to solve innovative materials science problems:

  • Chemical industry
  • Semiconductor industry
  • Medical and pharmaceutical industry
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Aerospace industry
  • Information/communication electronics
  • Environmental sector
  • Energy supply

Other fields of activity are:

  • scientific education and research activities at universities, academies or as a science journalist:in
  • as an independent entrepreneur:in
  • in public administrations

Introduction to the degree program

Presentation of the Nanotechnology degree program

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