Nanotechnology: Fabrication Technology for Nanosystems

Chalmers University of Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Chalmers University of Technology

About this program

Nanotechnology: Fabrication Technology for Nanosystems

Are you interested in an international career in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, both at the fundamental level, and in the design and creation of components at the nanoscale? Then the Fabrication technology for nanosystems in Nanotechnology might be just what you are looking for. By immersing yourself in existing and experimental techniques for modelling and fabricating of micro and nanodevices, you will graduate with a wealth of skills and knowhow in a dynamic and cutting-edge field.

Future applications within electronics, telecommunications, and information systems, including quantum computers, medicine, and natural or artificial biosystems will rely heavily upon progress in nanoscale technologies. At the nanoscale, new physical, chemical, and biological properties emerge, and research in this field often takes place on the borders between these disciplines. Proficiency in theoretical and practical aspects of these areas will be important both within industry and academia.

The master's programme in Nanotechnology as a whole is based on both physics and chemistry, and will give you a thorough grounding in nanoscale properties and hands-on experience in experimental techniques. Besides equipping you with a solid theoretical background in physics, chemistry, and technology of nanoscale systems, the programme will also provide you with knowledge of the innovative possibilities of nanotechnology and ample hands-on experience in experimental techniques.

Admission requirements

To fulfil the general entry requirement for a Master's programme at Chalmers (at advanced level/the second cycle), the prospective student must hold a degree that is equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor degree (minimum 3years, 180 Swedish higher education credits) in either Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture.

  • All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be approved by the Swedish Council for Higher Education which manages the website
  • If an applicant is also holder of a second degree such as a Master's degree, that may be as to fulfil specific (course) requirements, it cannot be used to fullfill the general entry requirement on it's own.

English language requirement

The requirement is English proficiency equivalent to or above the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6. You can meet the requirement by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised English test. Completed upper secondary education or previous university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement.

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Program content

When choosing the Fabrication technology profile, you will study the following topics in particular depth:

  • Design and analysis of experiments
  • Semiconductive devices for modern electronics
  • Science, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Spectroscopy
  • Millimetre-wave and THz-technology
  • Liquid crystals
  • Semiconductor materials physics
  • Modelling & fabrication of micro-and nanodevices
  • Graphene science and technology

A unique feature of the programme is that you will become part of the research environment at Chalmers, with access to our cleanroom and other world-class facilities for labs and group projects. This means that you will have the opportunity to learn how to make superconducting quantum circuits, in close collaboration with researchers building the Swedish quantum computer at the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology. Our cleanroom is one of the few worldwide where master's students can carry out their projects. You will also be introduced to other modern laboratories for both manufacturing and analysis, even in your first year.

The conclusion of the programme consists of a thesis based on a half-or full-year research work carried out with some of the researchers in the area, either within our departments or with industrial partners. You will have the possibility to continue working in the laboratories as part of your master's thesis.

When you graduate from this programme, you will be able to take up key roles in tomorrow's frontier of nano-innovation in industry or academia. The skills and knowledge you acquire in understanding and designing new materials and devices with applications in energy production, medicine, and electronics will ensure you are in high demand in society.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Some of these are administrated by Chalmers and others by external institutions. Additional scholarships may be appended to the list and applicants are therefore encouraged to check this webpage regularly.

Please visit the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 160 000 SEK/academic year

*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees


Credits: 120

Career paths

After graduation, a wide range of career opportunities will await you. The skills and knowledge to create nanoscale electronic devices, in areas such as thin-film deposition techniques, micro-electro-mechanical systems, electron microscopy and lithography will be in high demand in the coming decades.

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Chalmers University of Technology

Providing a comprehensive education in science, engineering, technology and architecture, Chalmers University of Technology is one of Scandinavia’s most respected universities, and consistently ranks highly among the world’s best. Chalmers is a household name in Sweden, regarded as the most...

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412 96 Gothenburg

Phone no: +46 31 772 1000
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