Information on degree programmes

CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N3942Nanotechnology2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VŠB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The masters study programme of Nanotechnology is the second degree of nanotechnology study. The study programme contains more advanced methods of structural and properties study of nanomaterials, theoretical and experimental approaches. During the first year of study students may choose ones from two orientations - physical or chemical one. Both orientations have a common fundamental theoretical and experimental subjects including modelling and computer design of nanomaterials.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
The aim of the master study of Nanotechnology is to provide the advanced education of characterization and properties of nanomaterials. Students extend their knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry in specialized subjects as an electron microscopy, magnetic and optic properties of nanomaterials. The programme includes study the relationship between properties of nanomaterials and theirs structures and utility too. Graduates have detailed knowledge about modern methods of structure study (for example electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy etc.).
Graduates of Nanotechnology master study can use special knowledge to solve practical problems. They can use some advanced research methods in nanotechnology that allow them to obtain new information based on practice and theory.
General competencies:
Graduates are able to independently make responsible decisions to solve individual parts of problem. They know how to solve practical problems with characterization and preparation of nanomaterials, can formulate the results of experiments and opinions research team as a report. They understood specialized literature and database and use that. Graduates are also able to present their knowledges and experiences in foreign language.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
Graduates of Nanotechnology master study are able to work as independent workers in research team deals with nanotechnology. After a short training, graduates can work as engineers in same technology process in industrial practice and in various laboratories that utilize different nanomaterials, for example pharmacy, chemicals, electronics and automotive industries.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VŠB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.