Course content

The master’s programme has a standard duration of two years and English is the operational language. The programme provides you with a thorough basis in practical experience supported by appropriate theory. During the 2nd year, you'll be working on your master’s thesis project at a company. Upon graduation, you are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc).


Theory, practice and a project

The first semester of the year is mainly taken up by courses cementing the fundament of your (nanotechnological) knowledge. Subjects include mathematics, physical chemistry and micro-/nano-engineering. In the third quarter you are assigned an individual project on which you will be working until the end of the first year.

Nanotechnology in Twente

Twente is the ultimate nanotechnology hotspot in the Netherlands. The region boasts impressive facilities and know-how in this specific subject, including, but not limited to, research groups at both Saxion and the University of Twente. Both MESA+ and MIRA are recognized throughout the world as leading institutions with state-of-the-art facilities. Furthermore, the area offers excellent job opportunities within the field of micro- and nanotechnology.

Study load

  • 70% Theory
  • 30% Practical and group work

Examples of projects are:

  • E-nose
    Designing an electronic nose that can detect specific molecules selectively at extreme low concentrations. This sensor can subsequently be applied for instance in health care or the detection of illegal explosives.

  • Sustainable and Circular Electronics
    Lifetime Extension Technologies; using micro/nano sensors to monitor the health of sensitive electronic components in realtime.

  • Lab-on-a-chip
    Designing a point-of-care test with which GP’s can perform tests on patients needing a minimal amount of saliva.   

  • Calculus
  • Interfaces and Polymers
  • Dynamic System Modelling

  • Nanomaterials

  • Practica

  • Project in an integrated R&D environment

  • In-depth tutorials

  • Lean Six Sigma

  • Society & Technology
  • Business & Finance
  • Master thesis (external project within a company/the industry)

More about the study structure

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Degree: Master of Science

Upon graduation you hold the title Master of Science (MSc.)