Physics – nanotechnology
Giant potential of the microscopic world
Nanotechnologies are the applications of nanoscience studying matter at the atomic and molecular level, where its properties differ significantly from those in larger dimensions. It is expected that in the coming years, nanotechnology will affect almost all industries. The number of scientific institutes, associations and private companies that can harness the potential of nanotechnology is significantly increasing in the Czech Republic now. Although modern nanotechnology builds on the knowledge of chemistry, biology, medicine and other disciplines, an important role in its development belongs primarily to applied physics. The aim of this discipline is to prepare graduates who will be familiar with the theory, diagnostic methods and a wide variety of potential applications with respect to their physical nature.
Students graduating in Nanotechnology – Applied Physics master, besides basic knowledge and skills of core subjects, fundamental principles of electronics and deposition of semiconductor structures as well as nanostructures, surface analysis, plasma and nanotechnological treatment of materials, deposition procedures and measurement techniques. Graduate students obtain an overview and practical experience of diagnostic and analytical methods for deposition and diagnostics of nanolayers and nanostructures (electron microscopy, mechanical tests including tribology and nanoindentation methods, surface analysis, mass spectroscopy, XPS, FTIR, OEM, X-ray diagnostics, etc.).
Practical training in companies or R&D institutions is not compulsory, but it is possible to experience it in the scope of relevant optional courses.
The graduates of this study programme are prepared to study for the Master's degree in Physics. Thanks to physical-mathematics and chemical basis provided within the programme enhanced with nanotechnology studies, graduates can find employment in both basic and applied research of nationwide and departmental nature, as well as in laboratories and businesses using high-tech nanotechnology and others. Graduates of this type of education are well suited for positions that will ensure rapid transfer of technologies into practice and their smooth operation.
a) Learning Potential Test or b) Special Test or c) Learning Potential Test and Special Test (Czech only)
Criteria for evaluation
Result of Learning Potential Test or Special Test
The knowledge required to pass the Learning Potential Test is not obtained by studying specific information sources. Examples of previous years' tests can be found on http://www.muni.cz/study/admission/tsp
Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.
An example of your study plan:
Detailed information about study plan courses
After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies with any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements). At the Faculty of Science students can directly apply for admission to a follow-up Master's degree in any specialisation of the programme Physics.
|Provided by||Faculty of Science|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
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doc. Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D.