Nanoscience and nanotechnology study phenomena and manipulation of material at the atomic, molecular and macromolecular scales, at which properties differ considerably from those observed at higher scales.

The UAB Bachelor's Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology offers studies of an interdisciplinary nature: it combines content from physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics and it focuses on areas of application, like technology, materials, biotechnology, medicine, energy and the environment. Because of its applications, this discipline constitutes one of the most important driving forces behind new industries and the knowledge society.

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are expected to give rise to innovative solutions to many of today's society's problems in fields like communications technologies, energy production and storage, new materials, nanometric-scale industrial production, new instruments to solve scientific problems, food technology, water and environmental technologies and security. There is therefore a need for suitably-trained professionals for this new and expanding sector.

This degree teaches the basic concepts, principles, theories and facts related to nanoscience and nanotechnology, and how to apply them to problem-solving. Students learn to synthesise, characterise and study the properties of materials at the nano-scale, to handle test-laboratory equipment for studying nano-scale phenomena, and to interpret data from experiments.

They also learn to apply general laboratory operation and safety regulations and specific ones for handling chemical and biological instruments and materials. In addition, they are trained to evaluate accurately the risks of health, socioeconomic and environmental impacts that chemical substances and nanomaterials pose.

The degree also covers intellectual property laws in the context of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and the corresponding terminology in English.

Student Profile

The ideal student for this course should have the following qualities: curiosity, observational and deductive skills, ability to reason with logic, to understand the abstract, and a rigorous analysis, with an interest in research and in experimentation, with rigour and methodology in your work, great interest in experimental sciences and a good level of English.

Career options

  • Research, development and innovation in industries based on new scientific and technical knowledge (biotechnology, microelectronics, telecommunications, energy storage, new materials, etc.) and also in innovative traditional industries (chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, ceramics, textiles, etc.)
  • Management, control and strategic planning of nanotechnological techniques, processes and products in the industries of electronics, telecommunications, biomedicine, biotechnology, pharmacology, etc.

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Faculty of Science
Bellaterra campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21080
65 places
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Language: Catalan, Spanish and English
Price per credit: 35.77 euros
Classroom-based learning
Period of study: Year-long
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.