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Master in Nanotechnology (Master of Science)

Postfach /P.O. Box 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

+49 (0)631 205 4941

+49 (0)631 205 4940

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Type of course
Part-time (distance study)

Language of tuition

Length of course
3 years (6 semesters)

Date of commencement

Application deadline
The registration deadline is July 15

Class size

Cost / fees
The current tuition fee for the advanced distance learning Certificate programme “Nanotechnology“ is 820 Euro per semester (plus the registration fee of currently 102 Euro per semester). In accordance with the applicable DISC fee structure, tuition fees are reduced to 30 percent as of the third semester exceeding the standard period of study.
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Not available (Accommodation during residential stays has to be booked by students)

Admission requirements
Undergraduate degree in natural science, engineering sciences, pharmacy or medicine
A sufficient proof of proficiency in English is necessary.

Work experience:
• A minimum of one year of related job experience is needed

Programme Director
Prof. Dr. Egbert Oesterschulze

Contact details for application
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Subdivision Distance Student Affairs
P.O. Box 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern
Simone Plog (Academic staff member - Nanobiotechnology, Nanotechnology)
Tel: +49 (0)631 205 4941
E-Mail: kim.caesar(at)

Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern
Distance and Independent Studies Center

Master Programme in Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary science to a large extent. It combines the laws of physics, chemical processes and biological principles with one another at the nanoscale level.

The high level of interdisciplinarity leads to the necessity that scientists need to acquire additional skills and knowledge, for example in the fields of characterization techniques, nanooptics, nanoelectronics, nanomaterials and biotechnology.

The programme prepares the students for a professional career and ensures that they are able to improve existing products and processes within the organizations they work in, and this on a long-term basis.

This course of studies therefore contributes to the sought-after and highly demanded qualified experts that are needed within the field of nanotechnology. After successful completion one is awarded the academic degree "Master of Science" (M.Sc.).

The distance learning master programme "Nanotechnology" encompasses a basic course of studies of one semester, focus studies that take four semesters and the master thesis itself for which one semester is planned.

The fields of study include amongst others: Semiconductor theories, quantum computing, characterization techniques of nanostructures, screening methods in biology, nanooptics, biomaterials for transplants, processing ceramics and composites, using nanoparticles in medicine and pharmaceutics, nanoelectronics and nanomagnetism.

The topics being taught are oriented on the possible career fields and working areas of the participants in the course. These include the semiconductor and electronics industries, the IT sector, the automotive sector, the chemical industry, biotechnology companies, optics and laser technology, the pharmaceutical industry, medicine and medical technology and for the development of new materials.

Other Programmes offered by Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern

Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC)
Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern

The Distance and Independent Studies Center is one of the Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern‘s key scientific institutions. Its tasks comprise the initiation and development of further qualifications for university graduates who have already obtained an initial professional qualification.

The range of measures that are offered in collaboration with the University’s departments and subject areas comprise program, program sequences, and study programs of varying lengths. One of the Center’s key focal points is the provision of distance learning programs, which can be taken on a part-time basis while pursuing a career.

More than 3,800 students are currently enrolled in the distance learning programs of Adult Education, Human Resource Management, School Management, Social Sciences: Organization and Communication, Systemic Management, Organizational Development, Systemic Consulting, Management of Health and Social Institutions, Management of Cultural and Non-Profit Organizations, Economy and Management, Commercial Law for Business Practice, Sustainable Development Cooperation, Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, Medical Physics, Medical Physics and Technology, Structural Fire Protection/ Safety Engineering, Child Psychology: Learning and Learning Disabilities, Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology.

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

As a campus university with around 14,700 students, the TUK offers approx. 100 future-oriented degree programmes in twelve departments. The manageable size of the university also guarantees students close contact to professors and outstanding support. The TUK has a lot to offer its students, including a multitude of attractive degree programmes such as biophysics, biological or chemical engineering, food chemistry and engineering mathematics.

Most degree programmes are interdisciplinary in nature and therefore unite various disciplines. A degree in a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) opens interesting and diverse career prospects.

The TUK enjoys an excellent international reputation in research and teaching. Students and (junior) scientists benefit from the numerous internationally renowned research institutions that cooperate closely with the TUK in the field of applied research. These include, amongst others, two Fraunhofer institutes, one Max Planck institute, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, and the Institute for Composite Materials.


The TUK is a member in the group “Universität der Großregion - UniGR” (University of the Greater Region). The other members are the universities in Lorraine, Liège, Luxembourg, Saarbrücken, and Trier. This means that TUK students can also benefit from, e.g., the range of courses offered at the partner universities.

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Students will also benefit from an appealing housing