Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethic relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories and fundamental facts related with nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Apply the concepts, principles, theories and fundamental facts of nanoscience and nanotechnology to solve problems of a quantitative or qualitative nature in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Recognise and analyse physical, chemical and biological problems in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and propose answers or suitable studies for their resolution, including when necessary the use of bibliographic sources.
  • Work on the synthesis, characterisation and study of the properties of materials on a nanoscale from previously established procedures.
  • Handle the standard instruments and materials of physical, chemical and biological testing laboratories for the study and analysis of phenomena on a nanoscale.
  • Interpret the data obtained by means of experimental measures, including the use of computer tools, identify and understand their meanings in relation to appropriate chemical, physical or biological theories.
  • Apply the general standards for safety and operations in a laboratory and the specific regulations for the use of chemical and biological instruments, products and materials in consideration of their properties and the risks.
  • Perform correct evaluations of the environmental and socioeconomic impact of chemicals and nanomaterials.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislation on intellectual property in the field of knowledge and application of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Recognise the terms used in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, nanoscience and nanotechnology in the English language and use English effectively in writing and orally in all areas of work.
  • Apply ethical principles and legislative standards to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Transversal skills

  • Communicate orally and in writing in one’s own language.
  • Manage the organisation and planning of tasks.
  • Resolve problems and make decisions.
  • Obtain, manage, analyse, synthesise and present information, including the use of digital and computerised media.
  • Communicate clearly in English.
  • Work correctly with the formulas, chemical equations and magnitudes used in chemistry.
  • Operate with a certain degree of autonomy.
  • Reason in a critical manner
  • Be ethically committed.
  • Learn autonomously.
  • Adapt to new situations.
  • Propose creative ideas and solutions.
  • Lead and coordinate work groups.
  • Show initiative and an enterprising spirit.
  • Show motivation for quality.
  • Show sensitivity for environmental issues.