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Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is ideal for any graduate with a background in Physics, Mathematics or a related Natural Science, who is excited by the prospect of studying and researching in an interdisciplinary area, where physics, chemistry and engineering all come together.

MSc Nanotechnology
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Nanotechnology is an emerging sector which covers many areas in both academic science and device design and innovation. Both the "top down" approach, in which bulk materials are processed to create nanostructures, and the "bottom up" approach in which nanostructures are assembled from even smaller component parts , are covered on this programme. Manipulating matter at the nanoscale has already led to new technology in many areas such as electronics, displays, sensors, and green technology. One feature of this programme is that it is delivered in association with Intel Ireland. Intel Ireland are funding four scholarships of €3,000 each. These scholarships will be offered each year for four years, starting with the 2016 entry.

• Students help design their own curricula (negotiated structure) in this interdisciplinary programme with access to major technology platforms essential to the conduct of world-class cutting-edge research through the strength of the collaboration of the UCD School of Physics. This process takes both the educational track record and the career trajectory of the student into account. Staff from Intel ireland will come to UCD during the year to speak with and advise students on the programme.
• Study science and techniques that will contribute to the development of technology and devices such as single photon sources, solar cells, nanoelectronics and nanomaterials.
• Highly relevant to the recruitment needs of industrial employers, particularly in the semiconductor, telecommunications and imaging sectors and for further PhD research.

Course Description
Understanding the structure, function and regulation of materials at the nanoscale and in real time requires modern nanometer and femtosecond (quadrillionth of a second) technologies. Physical studies at these scales will ultimately lead to devices and techniques that possess novel properties applicable the construction of, for example, single photon sources, solar cells, nanoelectronics including nanomaterials such as nanotubes, nanoparticles and nanowires. This programme incorporates modern experimental and computational physics techniques and provides exposure to a variety of applications, and also facilitates professional development.

Related Programmes
MSc Space Science&TechFT(NL)
MSc Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics (N Learning)FT

Entry requirements

• Entrance to this programme requires a degree in physics, chemistry, engineering, material sciences or a related discipline with a significant physics content. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required. in special circumstances, students with a strong physics background and lower second class honours degree may be accepted.
• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Applicants with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 may apply for admission to the UCD Pre-Masters Pathway programme.

Duration

1 Year Full Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

The programme will enhance students’ CVs with interdisciplinary expertise which is much sought-after by employers, particularly those in the semiconductor industry, telecommunications, green technologies and sensor applications sectors.

Further enquiries

Dr James Rice
Tel: +353(0)1 716 2229

Subjects taught

No Modules to display for this Course Modules will be decided upon agreement with the Programme Director.

You will gain experimental, theoretical and computational training in the following topics:
Nano-Optics
• Physics of Nano-Materials
• Spectroscopy and Lasers
• Nano-Mechanics
• Atomic Force Microscopy
• Theoretical and Computational Simulation
• Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography
• Innovation
• Journal Club and Presentation Skills

Comment

This course is suitable for graduates who wish to apply their degree expertise in the nanoscale science and related sectors. This specialisation is for students excited by the prospect of studying and researching in an interdisciplinary area, where physics, chemistry and engineering all come together.

Key Fact
Students and staff have access to major technology platforms essential to the conduct of world-class cutting-edge research through the strength of the collaboration of the UCD School of Physics researchers with associated UCD Institutes including the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL), Materials Engineering, and the Innovation Alliance between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

Application date

Deadline: Rolling*
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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