The 5-year programme is supported on a solid foundation of courses within physics, chemistry and mathematics. These are combined with courses in electronics and materials science that are oriented towards technology to give a good grounding for further studies in nanotechnology. The programme provides the theoretical basis and knowledge of experimental methods and technological applications of nanotechnology. The social implications of nanotechnology pertaining to ethical and environmental issues are also addressed. The first two years are common for all students in the programme. In the last three years, students choose their main profile from key areas relating to research, business and industry.
This is a multidisciplinary programme at the interface between physics and chemistry. The main focus is on advanced materials, energy, and nanotechnology, but the programme also provides a solid foundation in physics and chemistry. Even though specific courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, nanotechnology, and computer science are compulsory, there is room for a range of optional courses that you can integrate into the degree.
The master's programme Nanoelectronics and Robotics will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop application specific data and electronic systems from basic building blocks implemented in nanoelectronics, to complex systems consisting of both software and hardware for demanding signal processing and control.
HiVe -Vestfold University College offers a structured PhD Programme in Applied Micro- and Nano systems. The PhD Programme has a normal duration of three years, in which the candidate will attend courses, receive supervision and conduct research. In order to attend the programme, you must have obtained a Master degree, or equivalent, within a relevant field of study. Depending on the research project, you may spread the workload related to the PhD over four years, with 75% of the time spent on R&D and 25% on other tasks, e.g. teaching or work on relevant research projects.