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					                                                                                                                 Master’s degree program                             Department of Applied Physics
                                                                                                                 Intake 2011-2012

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                                                                       in the Netherlands

   Explore your mind, be THE INNOVATOR

           More information about Nano-Engineering                   Study possibilities
           Information and recruitment officer of                    - Full-time
           the Applied Physics department                            - Part-time (by arrangement)
           tel. +31 (0)40 247 4415
           e-mail:                           Degree
                               - Master of Science (MSc)
                                                                                                                                             Nano-Engineering *
           More information about TU/e                               Language
           Education and Student Service Center                      - English
           tel. +31 (0)40 247 4747
           e-mail:                                         Times of entry
                                  - At the beginning of each semester

           The following brochures are available                     Duration                                                          Explore your mind, be THE INNOVATOR
           (in printed version or downloadable as pdf):              - 2 years (120 ECTS)
           - general information brochure Master’s degree programs
           - information brochures per Master’s degree programs      Program: 1st year                                              Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) offers    optical, and magnetic properties of materials. So
                                                                     Electives:                                                     you the choice of 27 Master’s programs. In this     doing they contribute to materials and devices with
           No rights may be derived from this information.           - compulsory courses: 10 ECTS                                  brochure about Nano-Engineering you can read        enhanced efficiency, capacity, speed, economy,
           Edition September 2010.                                   - specialization courses: 17 ECTS                              about: the content of the program, the requirements and/or entirely new functionalities.
                                                                     - other (optional) courses: 14 ECTS                            for admission, and the graduation specializations.
                                                                     Internship: 19 ECTS                                            The information should help you to decide if Nano-  The special Master’s track
                                                                                                                                    Engineering is the right program for you.           The special Master’s track in Nano-Engineering
                                                                     Program: 2nd year                                                                                                  focuses on a combination of physics and chemistry.
                                                                     Final internship: 60 ECTS                                      Disappearing boundaries                             It features research on a wide range of materials,
                                                                                                                                    Nanoscience and technology focuses on the control such as organic macromolecular systems, polymers,
                                                                                                                                    of materials on an incredibly small (nanometer)     semiconductors, oxides, and metals. This spans
                                                                                                                                    scale. It involves emerging technologies that       the entire ‘chain of knowledge’, from fundamental
                                                                                                                                    enable scientists to address individual atoms       theories and experiments, right up to analyzing,
                                                                                                                                    and molecules and to place them in any desired      constructing, and manipulating structures on a
                                                                                                                                    position. Working in this domain means crossing     nanometer scale.
                                                                                                                                    the boundaries between classical disciplines such
                                                                                                                                    as physics and chemistry. In this work, nano-
                                                                                                                                    scientists and technologists enter a world in which
                                                                                                                                    they are confronted by entirely new electrical,

                                                                                                                                                                                        * This is a special Master’s track which is formally a track
                                                                                                                                                                                        of the Master’s degree program Applied Physics.                                                                                        Where innovation starts
                                              Alumnus Bert Lodewijks                                                                                                               Student Mathijs van Schijndel

                                           “I wanted to find out what makes everyday things look and behave the way                                                               “I’m particularly interested in nanophysics because of the very rapid
                                          they do. That’s why I’m so glad I did Applied Physics. At TU/e I learned an                                                            technological applications and developments in this research field. That’s
                                         analytical approach, and not to give up if I didn’t find a solution straight                                                           one of the reasons why I’m so pleased to be doing this Master’s program.
                                        away! I was also encouraged to take part in activities outside my studies.                                                             As well as that I have all the freedom I could wish for to make my own
                                       That’s a mentality they can be proud of, because it helped me to leave the                                                             choices, and the professors are all very approachable. That gives me a lot of
                                       university as an engineer with a broad outlook. I’m now working as a service                                                          motivation! My own specialization in nanophysics is organic spintronics, in
                                      engineer at BEST Optical Sorting in Eindhoven, which makes optical sorting                                                            which we’re trying to integrate spintronics concepts in organic electronics.
                                     machines used mainly in the food industry. I visit companies at which our                                                             We’re developing an alternative for the present semiconductor electronics which
                                    machines are installed all over the world. From the prawn industry in Greenland                                                       will allow us to find a way around numerous potential problems. In this kind of
                                   to potato crisp manufacturers in Australia, but also potato processing companies                                                      research it’s an advantage that TU/e is located in a high-tech region. For example
                                  and the preserves industry in the Benelux.”                                                                                           we maintain close contacts between the university and TNO/High Tech Campus in

            Internship opportunities                                Requirements for admission                             controlling materials at an atomic or molecular        and internships. This means that graduates from
            Your first year will include an internship at a        There are a number of general requirements for          scale. Then there is the Theory of nanostructures      TU/e gain a great deal of practical experience during
            company in the Netherlands, a company or                admission to Master’s degree programs and special      subtrack, in which theoretical research into the       their programs, which is a valuable asset in finding
            university in another country or in the TU/e physics    Master’s tracks:                                       physical and chemical principles of nano-structured    a job. The extensive freedom of choice means you
            department (for international students only). This     • You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree            materials and complex molecular structures is          can, to a large extent, define the content of your
            internship may be of a theoretical or practical          (or equivalent), based on a program of sufficient     the central element. Finally, there is the option      study program to match your own preferences. The
            nature, although a combination of both is also           academic level and quality to enable you to           of specializing in Bio-nanostructures: working         interdisciplinary character of nanotechnology is
            possible. A final internship forms the second year.      complete the TU/e Master’s degree program or          on integrated sensors that can detect biological       expressed by the partnerships between different
            During this internship you will work independently       special Master’s track to which you wish to be        molecules and their interactions on a nanometer        departments and universities. As a specialist you
            on a large project on a topic related to nanoscience     admitted.                                             scale.                                                 learn to communicate with other disciplines, and to
            and technology. You can choose to carry out            • You must be able to demonstrate sufficient                                                                   be inspired by them!
            the project within TU/e or in a company in the           command of the language in which the program or       Graduated... and then?
            Netherlands or another country.                          track is taught. All TU/e Master’s degree programs    After completing the special Master’s track in Nano-
                                                                     and special Master’s tracks are taught in English.    Engineering you will possess the knowledge and         “I have all the freedom to make my
                                                                   • To prove sufficient command of the English            skills to enable you to construct and manipulate
“I left the university as an engineer                                language you should submit an Academic IELTS          (bio-)materials on a nanometer scale. There is         own choices”
                                                                     or TOEFL test. For the scores or exemptions,          a constant demand from industry and research
with a broad outlook”                                                you can contact the International Relations Office    institutes for graduates who can work at the
                                                                     ( or visit       boundaries between physics, chemistry and biology.
                                                                   • There may be additional specific requirements         Graduates can find employment in research and
            Research profile of the departments                      for specific programs or tracks, also depending       development laboratories in industry, for example
            The special Master’s track in Nano-Engineering at        on the nature of your prior education.                at Philips, ASML, DSM, and Océ, or at research
            TU/e formally forms part of the Master’s program        For more information:       institutes such as TNO. You could also take up a
            in Applied Physics. Within Applied Physics it is                                                               position that makes use of your organizational and
            embedded in the Functional (nano-)materials            Graduation options                                      leadership qualities.
            research area. This area includes research in          The special Master’s track in Nano-Engineering has
            photonics, spintronics and nanomagnetism,              five subtracks. The first is Functional nanomaterials   Why study Nano-Engineering in Eindhoven?
            semiconductors, polymers, molecular materials,         and devices. This involves research into new            An important characteristic of the special Master’s
            and nano-engineering and devices. There is a           and/or improved properties (optical, electrical,        track in Nano-Engineering in Eindhoven is the
            similar track within Chemical Engineering called       magnetic) of materials which are structured on a        fact that the track is strongly focused on building
            Molecular Engineering, which focuses on the            nanometer scale. Alternatively you can specialize       bridges between fundamental science and
            design, synthesis, characterization, and possible      in Selforganized nanostructures, which involves the     technological applications. This is made possible
            applications of complex molecules. The aim is to       application of self-organization for the assembly of    by the strong contacts that the Applied Physics
            introduce new molecular concepts in the field of       complex structures of elementary entities. You can      department maintains with high-tech companies
            chemistry.                                             also graduate in Nanoprobing and -manipulation.         in the Eindhoven region, as well as in the rest of
                                                                   This involves the development and application           the Netherlands and beyond. A large part of this
                                                                   of ‘scanning-probe’ techniques for observing and        special Master’s track consists of elective courses

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