Master Nanotechnology


FacultyFakultät 5 - Werkstoffwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnologie
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study4 Semester
Start of studiesWS/SS (WS en)
Admission requirement

A first degree of at least six semesters qualifying for a profession in a course of study with an engineering focus and proof of material science knowledge or in a physical, chemical or biological natural science course of study.

Application deadlineApplicants with a German Bachelor's degree by 30.09. each year

Study concept

The focus of “Nanotechnology” is on technologies that deal with structures and processes in the nanometer range. Material-specific properties are crucial for the functionality of nanomaterials and nanostructures in energy, environmental and health-related applications as well as in information and communications electronics. Thus the aim is to optimize the nanomaterial by size & shape, composition and manufacturing process towards the aimed functionalities.

Bachelor graduates with a scientific or engineering degree with a materials related focus are qualified for the master's program Nanotechnology in order to develop a wide variety of questions on nanosystems on their own.

Students learn

  • the interdisciplinary linking of physical, chemical and material-technical basics with special knowledge for the production and application of nanomaterials,
  • in-depth knowledge of materials science, especially in nanoscopic systems,
  • special knowledge of nanotechnology applications, e.g. sensors, nanoelectronic components, catalysts or energy storage or harvesting systems,
  • independently working on scientific issues,
  • the presentation of scientific knowledge in oral and written form.

In numerous elective courses and through an extensive research laboratory as well as with the master's thesis, the students acquire an individually tailored specialization in the broad field of nanotechnology.

The Master of Science in nanotechnology is qualified for scientific work and for work as an engineer in research and development.


Curriculum Master Nanotechnology

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Job opportunities

The applications include all areas of research, development, manufacturing and quality assurance of nanotechnology. In companies of the following economic sectors and at research institutes, nanotechnologists are needed to solve innovative materials science issues:

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

Other fields of activity of a Master of science are:

  • Scientific education and research activities at universities, academies or as a science journalist
  • Independent entrepreneur
  • Public administrations

Apply now

Applicants from Germany or foreign students who have already studied at a university in Germany should apply via the online application portal.

Foreign students are subject to a different application procedure, which can be found on our website at

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