Course Structure

The course is accredited by the A3ES and is structured according to a semester regime, consisting of 4 curricular semesters of work, corresponding to 120 ECTS.

Obtaining a Master's Degree in Micro and Nano Technologies implies obtaining 120 ECTS.
Students must complete 60 ECTS to obtain the Certificate of Specialization Course in Micro and Nano Technologies.

Download Regulation of the study cycle in Micro and Nano Technologies 

Scientific Area of the Course:
Micro and Nano Technologies

The organizational structure of the course consists of eleven curricular units.
In the first semester, five curricular units are offered, for the initial homogenization of adequate knowledge in terms of methodologies, materials and basic techniques and technologies involved in micro and nano technologies.
In the second semester, five more advanced training courses are offered, within the scope of the characterization, design, development and applicability of micro and nano technologies in the different industrial sectors involved in the manufacture of products based on these technologies.
In the third and fourth semesters, there is a curricular unit of dissertation, necessarily involving a research work, with a clear contribution to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge in this area. This dissertation project will be supervised by professors, to be designated according to the theme, from the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Polymer Engineering, Textile Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Informatics, School of Engineering.
Dissertation projects in an industrial environment will be privileged.

General Structure of the Master in Micro and Nano Technologies (2020/2021)

Training Profile

The main target audience of the Master in Micro and Nano Technologies is young professionals with degrees in Engineering Sciences and Sciences who wish to develop or develop their activity in sectors related to integrated micro and nano systems combining electronics, nano-biology (includes living cells ), nano-biochemistry, for microfluids, analysis and monitoring of biomolecules, micro and nano-electrodes for medical applications and linked to the development of intelligent materials/components/structures, intended for emerging application areas such as medicine, biology, telecommunications, the automobile industry, sports, electronics, textiles, aeronautics, among others.

In this way, the graduate will be competent to:

  • specify, design and develop strategies for micro and nano systems and/or innovative products at the technical, functional and project level, taking into account the strategic and operational objectives of the industrial sectors, the characteristics of materials, products and industrial processes based on micro  and nano technologies and the specificities of the international system in the creation of differentiated micro and nano technological industrial products;
  • deepen the knowledge of the operating principles and usability of micro and nano systems, keeping abreast of recent developments;
  •  analyze, interpret and evaluate the performance of the various products on the market and integrate the results obtained in new projects for micro and nano technological industrial products;
  • plan scientific and technological research methods and techniques for the development of new micro and nano systems and products with high added value and differentiation and notoriety in the market;
  •  design and carry out research and development projects, autonomously, in integrated systems at the micro and nano scale, as part of a quality research group, following the practices implemented therein regarding the dissemination of science, the publication of results in the form of scientific articles in international journals and participation in scientific dissemination actions.