University Master's Degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanoelectronics, Nanobiotechnology and Nanomaterials are the specialisations which make up the three large thematic axes dealt with in the centres organising the master's degree

Content Official Master's Degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Ideal student profile

The master's degree is addressed to different types of students: the ideal student is a graduate in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N + N), although the contents offered can also be of interest to you if you are from another science field (mainly physics, chemistry, geology, biochemistry and biotechnology) or from the engineering field (electronics, industrial engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, etc.) interested in specialising in the area of N + N; prior training as well as the possibility of taking additional training courses will be taken into account. You must also have knowledge of English (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.

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.

Cross-curricular 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.