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Applied Nanotechnology | SAXION UNIVERSITY

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Applied Nanotechnology | SAXION UNIVERSITY

The distinguishing feature of the Master degree programme Applied Nanotechnology is the design and development of innovative products and applications in the field of nanotechnology. This Master degree programme is all about translating new theory into as-yet-unknown innovative applications.

On completion of your Master degree programme, you will be well versed in creative thinking and operating at the cutting edge of innovative applied nanotechnology design. You come up with new solutions and build and test prototypes, based on the challenges and wishes of the end user. By working closely with the professional field, you will gain important practical experience with high-tech manufacturing and design businesses.


Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until: August 15, 2018

Degree title: Master of Science (MSc)

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 2 years

Language: English

Program location: Enschede

Tuition fee per year: € 2,060 

The Master degree programme Applied Nanotechnology is offered jointly by Saxion and the University of Twente (UT).

You will be using both Saxion’s laboratory facilities in the High Tech Factory and the UT’s own top-class facilities, such as the MESA+ NanoLab.

The first semester of year 1, is taken up by a foundation course. Both theory and practical training will be focused on teaching you various methods and techniques for developing (innovative) micro- and nanotechnology products and applications. Subjects in this first semester include physics, mathematics, physical chemistry and micro-/nanotechnology.

In the second semester, you are assigned an individual project, leading to a report that you must then uphold. The projects are inspired by a variety of specializations including microfluidics, bio-functionalised surfaces and interface electronics. Tutorials offer you the opportunity to lend more depth to your (theoretical) knowledge. During this first year, you also learn the basics of creative thinking, entrepreneurship and the ethics of technology.

In the first few months of the second year, you study a number of compulsory subjects, including: Introduction to Visualization and Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Nanotechnology and Nanotoxiology. Additionally, you pick a number of scientific or specialization subjects. The major part of the second year is taken up by the final year assignment (thesis) on location. This may focus on a specialization area, an early prototype or an end product. You are responsible for arranging your own final year assignment. Obviously, you can make full use of Saxion’s existing network of contacts.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

In order to be admitted to the course you must also have a bachelor degree in one of the following subjects:  Biology & Medical Laboratory Research, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechatronics, Industrial Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a comparable subject.

An intake interview forms part of the admission procedure. You will receive an email invite for this. The intake interview will focus on the match between your background and expectations on the one hand and the programme on the other. It is possible to conduct the interview over Skype/Facetime. The outcome of this interview is non-binding.

Applying for the September courses of the academic year 2018-2019 will be possible until the application deadline of July, 1 2018. 

Ultimate closing date for applications: August 15, 2018

We encourage European students to find their own accommodation.

However, in case you would like to have everything arranged in time and want to immerse yourself in international student life, we offer the possibility to reserve a room in one of our international student houses. In all three cities we have contracts with the local student housing associations. They provide Saxion with accommodation with rooms, which may vary in size. The rooms are all single rooms and furnished with basic facilities like bed, desk, chair and cupboard. All accommodations have an internet connection. The bathroom, toilet and kitchen need to be shared with other international Saxion students, max. 6 students share common facilities.

You can apply for a room as soon as you have been admitted or conditionally admitted. The deadline for applying for Saxion accommodation is 1 May 2018. After this date, it is no longer possible to reserve a room and you will be put on a waiting list.

Master programmes: 15 August 2018 – 15 August 2019, total rental fee: € 5,150 (12 months). You are allowed to pay your rental fee in installments.

As holder of a Master degree in Applied Nanotechnology, you will be able to find employment in a number of technical positions, such as product engineer, application engineer, project engineer or R&D engineer. You will be part of research and development teams for start-ups, crossovers and knowledge institutions. Here you will learn to develop new products and/or processes, conquer new markets, design new applications or modify and implement existing products and/or processes. Naturally, you may also be appointed to business-facing positions, where you will use your technical/development know-how to market innovative applications to clients and customize them to their wishes.