• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Do you want to help develop and design future materials and material systems with a focus on sustainability? At the Master's programme Materials and Nanotechnology at Aalborg University, the professional disciplines of engineering and applied physics are combined.


With the Materials and Nanotechnology programme at Aalborg University you will work to increase the durability and functionality of materials, and to improve existing products and develop new innovative product, e.g. using nanotechnology.

Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a successful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well prepared for your future career.


Your career opportunities depend on which specialisation you choose. Read more about the specific job opportunities for each specialisation:

Nanomaterials and Nanophysics

Nanotechnology operates on the interfaces of traditional scientific areas. It has already contributed substantially to the understanding of interdisciplinary phenomena within science and engineering. Therefore, it is rapidly gaining ground in the traditional engineering areas such as material science, electronics, energy, and technology in general. With a Master’s degree in Nanotechnology, you can enter any of these engineering fields and contribute with new knowledge and methods as well as look at different ideas from a new perspective, which can help to develop new products.

As a graduate in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics, you have extensive knowledge of for example:

  • Solid state physics
  • Optics
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Properties of materials and components on the nanoscale
  • Polymer and composite materials
  • Nanoelectronics

Materials Technology

With a Master’s degree in Materials Technology you will be able to work in private or public companies where a central part of the job is an extensive knowledge of the properties of materials, knowledge of manufacturing and processing methods, and the interaction between these.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

Your tasks may include:

  • Development and improvement of advanced materials, products, production processes and production systems
  • Product development
  • Production
  • Test of materials
  • Procurement and sales
  • Consulting
  • Scientific research

Your job title may be:

  • development or production engineer
  • specialist
  • project manager
  • production or development manager

Programme Structure

During the specialisation in Materials Technology, you will work with advanced engineering materials. Among other things, you will work with steel, metal, polymers and composites.

You will be introduced to topics such as:

  • Metallic materials
  • Polymer composites
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Materials behavior
  • Metals and alloys
  • Fracture mechanics

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission to the Master's programme in Materials and Nanotechnology presupposes a bachelor degree in one of the following (or equivalent):

  • Nanotechnology with specialisation in Physics, Aalborg University
  • Nanotechnology with specialisation in Biotechnology, Aalborg University
  • Physics, Aalborg University
  • Nanotechnology, Aalborg Univeristy
  • Nanoscience, Aarhus University
  • Nanoscience, University of Copenhagen
  • Physics and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark 
Furthermore, the following bachelor degrees also qualify for the specialisation Materials Technology: 
  • Maskin og Produktion (AAU Aalborg)
  • Maskinteknik, diplomingeniør (AAU Aalborg)
  • Maskinteknik, diplomingeniør (AAU Esbjerg)
  • Kemi (AAU Aalborg)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13341 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13341 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13341 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13341 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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