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Welcome to the Master of Nanoscale Engineering in Lyon

Biotech, quantum tech and much more

Nanoscale objects exhibit many novel and extraordinary properties that are not found in their macroscopic counterparts. The ability to control matter at the nanoscale will therefore benefit all branches of engineering in the next decades, and well-known devices will acquire new features due to manufacturing processes that integrate nano-scale structures. Moreover, nanoscale engineering embodies the convergence of physics, electronics, life sciences and chemistry, and as such it provides ample opportunities to master the challenges of the future in fields as diverse as healthcare, sustainable development, energy efficiency, and many more.

The Master of Nanoscale Engineering offers you the opportunity to explore this challenging field in a stimulating scientific and cultural environment. The program is dedicated to a multidisciplinary and international approach and it is suited equally well for students planning an academic or an industrial career. The two-year curriculum provides both the theoretical basis and the practical expertise in all fields related to the fabrication, the characterization and the design of nanoscale structures and systems.
The most important facts at a glance:
scope two-year post-bachelor program in nanotechnology (120 ECTS)
multidisciplinary curriculum taught in English
degree Master of Science (for industrial or academic career)
eligibility Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in a field of science or engineering
students with additional qualifications can apply to join the second year
fees Differentiated enrolment fees (3770€ for the current academic year) may be applicable for non-UE students.
Job opportunities

- 50% of graduates pursue a PhD thesis. For example in 2018, some graduates started a thesis at Université de Lyon, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), Technical University of Danemark (DTU), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Technical University of Vienna (TU Wein).

- 40% of graduates work as engineers, in research and development, mainly in the fields of bio- and nano-technologies, in a public institution or in a private company.

- 10% of graduates continue studying, for example to get a MBA.

- 30% of graduates now work or study abroad.

- Since the creation of the master in 2009, more than 230 students have graduated. Some of them have created their own start-up in the field of medical devices.

Thank you for your interest in our Master. You may want to start by having a look at our overview of the program. Further details are available on the curriculum and the application procedure, of course; we have furthermore collected some practical information and some media files (photos and a movie) that may be useful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that you enjoy your virtual visit and maybe we will soon meet you in real life as a new student...

Photo credit: Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Service de Communication UCBL - Eric Le Roux


Application for the M1 or the M2 2024-2025 are over