The programme starts in late September each year and is divided into three approximately equal periods. The first and second periods consist of lectures, laboratory classes, seminars and similar material. In the third period, students undertake an individually supervised project on a topic relevant to their special interests.
Areas of research include: Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics (photonic crystals and integrated photonics), Quantum Technology and electronic devices, Micro and Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS, microsensors and actuators), Bioelectronics and Lab on a Chip (Microfluidics and Nanofluidics), RF system design (ARTIC).
The MSc programme is designed to provide a fundamental understanding and practical experience of developing nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanoelectronic devices. If you are looking to develop specialised practical experimental skills using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, a research career, or the ability to evaluate the impact of nanotechnology on your technology, then this programme is for you. Participants with good industrial experience are also welcome on the course depending on their background.
Nanotechnologies and aligned industries are now well established at the Nanotechnology & Integrated Bioengineering Centre (NIBEC) at the University of Ulster. The teaching and NIBEC research facilities are truly world class and are supported by a team of dedicated staff who are active in a number of research areas. NIBEC will give you the opportunity first hand to use and become an expert in advanced instruments and facilities.