Course content

The programme provides you with the latest international knowledge and literature and practical experience. All teaching materials are in English, which is also the language of instruction.


Theory, practice and a project

The first semester of the year is taken up by a foundation course. Subjects include physics, mathematics, physical chemistry and micro-/nanotechnology. In the second semester you are assigned an individual project. The projects are inspired by a variety of specializations, including microfluidics, bio-functionalized surfaces and interface electronics.

Nanotechnology in Twente

Twente is the ultimate nanotechnology hotspot in the Netherlands. The region boasts impressive facilities and know-how in this subject area, including research groups at both Saxion and the UT. Furthermore, both MESA+ and MIRA are recognized throughout the world as leading institutions with state-of-the-art facilities. The area offers a lot of job opportunities in this field.

Study load

  • 70% Theory
  • 30% Practical and group work

The projects within the master are:

  • Lab-on-a-chip
    You could design a lab-on-a-chip module to measure the amount of lithium in blood. Or a point-of-care test with which GP’s can perform tests on patients needing a minimal amount of blood.
  • Organ-on-a-chip
    You could, for example, make heart cells on a chip. In this way research can be done with human cells without animal testing.
  • E-nose
    In this project you will design an electronic nose that can detect certain molecules. This ‘nose’ can be applied to detect fireworks in football stadiums or lung cancer or COPD via your breath.

  • Review of calculus
  • Creative facilitation
  • Interfaces and materials in bio-, micro- and nanotechnology
  • Dynamic system modeling in bio-, micro- and nanotechnology
  • Cross-disciplinary basics
  • Society and technology
  • Micro/nanoscale engineering and technology
  • Practicum
  • Project in an integrated R&D environment
  • In depth tutorials on 5 different subjects (e.g. optics, microfluidics, bio techniques)

  • Business and money
  • Environmental nanotechnology & nanotoxicology
  • Scientific visualization
  • Signal inference or Advanced data analysis
  • Thesis preparation
  • Master thesis project: external project in industry

Degree: Master of Science

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