Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Nanotechnology, 120 credits (TNTEM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2008

Last edit: 04/03/2009
Approved: 19/03/2009

The master’s programme in Nanotechnology aims to, starting from a broad base in fundamental material science and solid-state physics, build up an understanding of micro structures’ meaning for material, component, and system properties, and, reversely, how these properties can be affected through a manipulation of the micro-structure on atomic or molecular scales.  Furthermore, the programme aims to provide a good awareness about different nanocomponents and their applications and manufacturing technology.  In addition, heavy focus is put on understanding and management of advanced analysis methods for material as well as component properties.In a more general perspective, the goals are formulated according to the national degree ordinance:

Knowledge and understanding

For the Master’s degree in Nanotechnology, the student should:-  show knowledge and understanding within nanotechnology, including broad knowledge within the area as well as essentially deepened knowledge within certain parts of the area and a deeper insight to current research and development work-  show deepened method knowledge within nanotechnology

Skills and abilities

For the master’s degree in Nanotechnology, the student should:-  show the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess, and handle complex phenomena, inquiries, and situations even with limited information.-  show the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate, inquiries, to plan and, with adequate methods, carry out qualified assignments within given time constraints and, through that, contribute to the knowledge development and to evaluate this work-  show the ability to, in both a national and international environment, orally and in writing, clearly present and discuss one’s conclusions and the knowledge and arguments which are the foundation for these, in dialogue with different groups-  show the ability to participate in research and development work such that it is possible to carry out independent work in another qualified workplace.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For the Master’s degree in Nanotechnology, the student should:-  show the ability to, within the nanotechnology area, make judgments with regards to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects and show awareness about ethical aspects in research and development work.- show insight about science’s possibilities and limitations, its role in society and humans’ responsibility for how it is used-  show the ability to identify one’s own need for further knowledge and take responsibility for the development of this knowledge KTH’s local degree ordinance is described in the KTH-handbook, part 2, page 19.1