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Interuniversity Advanced Master in Nanotechnology

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The Advanced Master in Nanotechnology is jointly organised by five universities: UCL, ULB, ULG, UMONS and UNAMUR. It offers holders of a basic second cycle degree complementary and/or advanced second cycle training in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is intended for, on the one hand, those who do not have any training in this field and who wish to specialise in it, or on the other hand, for those who have already taken an option in this field during their Master’s and who wish to further their training and knowledge with a specialisation in another area of nanotechnology, e.g. an electrical engineer wanting to further his/her training in nano-biotechnology.

The Advanced Master in Nanotechnology is a 60 ECTS program organised around five main subjects:

  • nanophysics : quantum phenomenons, molecular transport, spintronics, simulations, physical characterisations, ...
  • nanochemistry : nano-particles synthesis, quantum chemistry, chemical and physico-chemical characterisations, ...
  • nanoelectronics : micro- and nano-electronics, MEMS, NEMS, electronic characterisations, ...
  • nanomaterials: nano-composites, nanowires, nanotubes, polymers,...
  • nano-biotechnologies : bio-materials, bio-physics, nano-medecine, bio-sensors,...

This program is also intended to train students in the multidisciplinary aspect of nanotechnology. To this end it puts the accent on the different approaches used in these fields : knowledge of basic phenomena at the nano level, nanomanufacturing or the synthesis of nanostructures, the characterisation of nanostructures and the modelling and numeric simulation at the nano level. It also aims to make students aware of the impact on society of nanotechnology by way of interdisciplinary seminars on the following themes : ethics, enonomic perspectives, applications of nanotechnology, toxicity of nanomaterials ...


This program is accessible to

  • holders of a master (120) in engineering sciences;
  • holders of a master degree (120) in agronomic sciences and bioengineering, sciences, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as holders of the academic degree of master in Business Engineering: upon application for admission;
  • holders of Belgian and foreign second-cycle degrees: upon application for admission.

See link hereunder for the details on the admission rules. Application should be submitted in one (only one) of the four folowing universities: UCL, ULB, ULG, UMONS.


In each of the specialisations, the training program is composed of at least 60 credits. This program includes

  • a common core of 30 credits including a research work (thesis) done in a laboratory of one of the five institutions organising the Master (27 credits), transversal seminars and a personnel work (3 credits);
  • a specialised training (8 to 20 credits);
  • options in the form of courses of your choice (10 to 22 credits).

See the link hereunder for the details of the proposed courses.