Micro and Nano Systems Technology
Vestfold - Full time
- Progression of study: Full time
- Campus: Vestfold
- Teaching model: On Campus
- Application code: 7130
- Study level: Master's degree
- Credits: 120
- Closing dates: EU/EEA: 1st of March. Others: 1st of December
- Start up: Autumn 2022
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 4
Why study Micro- and Nano Systems Technology?
The program is unique, exciting and practically oriented and is an excellent offer for those who already have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science.
The basis of the study program is the corresponding research community at USN, which constitutes one of the three intellectual junctions for Norway’s efforts in micro- and nanotechnology, with extended collaboration with industry, academia and research institutions; regionally, nationally and internationally. We have good laboratory facilities and spacious, clean rooms, as well as established collaboration with industries that focus on research and development.
Semester exchange to USN
Within this programme there are several exchange opportunities for students from partner universities. Please contact our programme coordinator for details and course lists. Application deadline is May 1st for autumn semester and November 1st for spring semester for exchange.
Where can I work?
After graduating in micro- and nano system technology you will be able to work within micro- and nanotechnology in industry, academia and in research institutions.
Within companies that develop and produce microelectronic and micro- and nano systems, you can work in product development, manufacturing technology, production management, quality management and project management.
In businesses using micro- and nanotechnology, you can work with business development, marketing and sales, project management, research and development and technical consultation.
Working with the local business community
During the study there is several visits to electronics and microtechnology companies in the Horten area and experts from the industry are invited guest lecturers on selected topics. USN is working closely with companies and research institutes and has at all times various ongoing research projects. The final project in the programme is carried out in this research collaboration and several students are also offered summer job in these companies.
What you will learn
Our Master's Degree in Micro and Nano Systems Technology will open doors to exciting jobs in a multitude of industries. Micro- and nanotechnology can be found within almost all fields; electronics, medical, aerospace and petroleum are some examples. The programme is interdisciplinary and includes elements from electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, modelling and processing. You will learn how micro- and nano systems are designed, produced and characterized.
Gain international experience
You can take part of the Master in Micro and Nano Systems Technology abroad. Taking part of the degree programme abroad will give you the opportunity to broaden your international competency and adaptability, which will make you even more attractive to prospective employers. USN offers exchange programs with universities all over the world.
The graduate students will achieve a sound foundation for further doctoral degree studies (PhD) at USN or at other universities anywhere in the world.
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.
This programme requires a Bachelor's degree in micro/nanosystems technology, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, physics, materials science, or a closely related area that contains minimum 120 ECTS credits specifically relevant for the program. In addition you must have passed the following:
- Mathematics at the level of Mathematics III (at USN), or the equivalent
- A bachelor course in Basic Analogue Technique.
You must also fulfil the English requirements, and have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the ECTS system (we do the grade conversion).
50% of the places in the study program are reserved for applicants with a Norwegian bachelor degree. 50% of these reserved places (25% of the total) are reserved for applicants holding a bachelor degree in Micro and Nano Systems Technology from USN.
Please read all the information about the admission process before you apply.