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Nanotechnology is going to shape our future

Do you want to learn about the latest nanotechnology developments in your field of study? Nanotechnology is expected to have a major impact on existing disciplines. (Bio)medical and chemical laboratories will undergo drastic changes thanks to nano- and micro-technology that will revolutionise production, analysis, diagnosis and treatment techniques. Novel materials with unique properties will emerge, which for instance can drastically alter energy production and storage. Positioned in Enschede in the region of Twente, together with the University of Twente, MESA+ and dozens of (start-up) companies, Saxion-Nanotechnology is an excellent starting point for a career in this field.

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Thomas Aukes
  • Code

    M.1163

  • Start

    February

  • Type

    Fulltime

  • Language

    English

  • Max number of students

    20

  • Location

    Enschede

  • Minor Type

    B: Available for some HBO courses

  • Audience

    Saxion student, Non-Saxion student

Course Content

The following competencies will be developed during this minor:

  1. Within their own subject area, students understand how nanotechnology differentiates itself from micro and macro worlds.
  2. Students are able to orient themselves well in a variety of subjects in nanotechnology from different subject areas, in collaboration with others.
  3. Students are able to quickly understand and recognise the basics of nanotechnology issues.
  4. Students can recognise both the potential and the implications of nanotechnology for their own subject area and are able to develop ideas to apply and implement this potential.
  5. Students can work together with technical specialists from other professional areas.
  6. Students are able to communicate with technical specialists and non-specials about nanotechnology on all levels.

The Minor Nanotechnology can be chosen as an independent minor but can also form the first half year of the 2 year study programme Nanotechnology.

In the theory lectures you will learn what distinguishes the nano-world from the macro-world, and how these differences manifest themselves. Topics from the various disciplines that form the basis of nanotechnology will be discussed, as well as the application fields of nanotechnology (e.g. Lab-on-a-Chip sensors). A number of laboratory experiments will learn you how micro- and nanotechnology works in practice. During the minor you will have to work together with students from all disciplines involved and consequently you will learn to understand each other's specific jargon and point of view. This knowledge is in turn one of the cornerstones for a successful career in the field of nanotechnology. English is the main language for course materials, books, lectures and reports.

The target group is the full-time students on the following programmes: Applied Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Biology & Medical Laboratory Techniques, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Computer Science and Mechatronics.

Twente is rapidly becoming the centre for nanotechnology due to the presence of Saxion, the University of Twente, the MESA + Institute and dozens of (start-up) companies that operate in this field. Nanotechnology is expected to have a major impact on existing disciplines. (Bio)medical and chemical laboratories will undergo drastic changes thanks to nano and micro technology that will revolutionise production, analysis, diagnosis and treatment techniques. Novel materials with unique properties will emerge which, for example, can drastically alter energy production and storage. Nanotechnology is shaping the future.

For all courses the study-results will be graded (1-10), based on written exams & presentations for the theory courses and (lab)reports for the practical training.