University of Wales - Swansea
University of Wales Swansea
Nanoscience to Nanotechnology, MRes
M.Res.-Nanoscience to Nanotechnology
The growth of nanotechnology is one of the most exciting developments in science and engineering in recent years. Much of the research in this field is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing expertise from different areas across the life science, physical science and engineering disciplines. This course will cover a broad range of subject areas, from the latest semiconductor fabrication technology, right across to biological and medical applications, with the emphasis throughout on characterisation and control of materials at the nanoscale. The focus will be on both the techniques necessary for scientific investigation at these very small dimensions, and the very latest research developments in this rapidly evolving area. The full-time MRes will consist of formal lectures, plus a yearlong project in the newly established Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre within the School of Engineering. A key part of this course will be the ability to gain hands-on experience of state-of-the-art fabrication and characterisation techniques.
The MRes course consists of a 4-month period of intensively taught modules from October to the end of January, followed by an 8-month period of individual research. There are two streams to the MRes course and students may choose to specialise in either structures or fluids. The MSc course consists of an initial 6- month period of taught modules. This provides a good grounding in computer modelling and in the finite element method, in particular. Following the taught component, students undertake a 6-month period of project work. A diploma may be awarded, if the taught component only is completed. Part-time registration for these courses, for periods up to three years, can also be arranged.
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