Master's Degree in NanoSciences and Technology.

When it comes to microelectronic components, computer chips, data storage, micro-sensors, and many other innovative applications, small structures have a huge impact.

The Master’s degree program in NanoSciences & Technology focuses on nanostructures and their basic physical and chemical properties, providing significant insight into engineered methods in production, research, and practical applications. The Master’s degree program is an extension of the JKU’s Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Physics, allowing students to work in a state-of-the-art research environment to conduct nano-research on cutting-edge topics. Program graduates are interdisciplinary specialists and highly qualified to be at the forefront of research, conducting advanced R&D in academia and for industrial companies.


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Master’s Degree in
NanoSciences and Technology




4 Semesters


120 Credits


(level B2)

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Your Benefits

  • The ability to independently solve problems using nanoscience-developed methods
  • Take part in cutting-edge research projects as part of your Master’s thesis
  • Outstanding faculty-student ratio (classes and thesis supervision)

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

The Master’s degree program in Nanosciences and Technology aims to provide students with the skill sets and abilities necessary to independently solve problems. Be it in base-knowledge or applied research, students apply developed methods in nanosciences to business solutions, as an entrepreneur, or as an independent business owner. Graduates of the program are able to comprehensibly explain scientific findings and apply multidisciplinary research approaches that serve to benefit and better society. Graduates are also in the position to follow content-based, methodological developments in the field and provide expert advice about their use. The Master’s thesis gives you an opportunity to learn more about, address and solve current problems impacting today’s research and industrial development. Students can also develop experimental and/or theoretical work programs.

The interdisciplinary program offers a wide range of courses and graduates are highly qualified to:

  • Conduct base-knowledge research at universities or at non-university research facilities
  • Conduct research & development, or production at high-tech companies in the microelectronics, chemical, mechanical engineering, medical, and pharmaceutical industries
  • Work in the fields of environmental protection, process engineering, patent systems, and auditing
  • Collaborate together with software development companies
  • Pursue management positions at industrial companies

On average, graduates in this field find a job 2 months after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 3.471.

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 Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:


SEMESTER S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4
NanoSciences and Technology 19.5 12 - -
General Electives 9 16.5 6 -
Autonomous Coursework 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Electives relating to the Master's Thesis

- - 10.5 4.5
Master's Thesis - - 12 21
Final Examination - - - 3
ECTS Credits (Total: 120) 30 30 30 30

Additional Information

Some classes will be held in English.


Admission Requirements

  • BA Physics or an undergraduate degree program equivalent in content and scope.

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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