Diplom Nanotechnology


FacultyFakultät 5 - Werkstoffwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnologie
Standard period of study10 Semester
Admission requirement

Abitur or subject-related higher education entrance qualification or an access qualification recognised as equivalent

Application deadlineFor applicants with a German school-leaving certificate by 30.09. (for the beginning of the winter semester) or 31.03. (for the beginning of the summer semester), all other applicants see "Apply now".

Study concept

Make a big difference with small particles - Change the world with only a few atoms.

Nanotechnology focuses on nanomaterials, their properties, their production and application. The Graduate engineer "Nanotechnology" is able to grasp various questions about nanosystems and develop it independently. His or her qualifications include all areas of research, development, manufacturing and quality assurance, useful for medical technology, chemical industry, semiconductor industry, information and communications electronics, automotive supplier companies or in energy and environmental industries.

The Diploma course "Nanotechnology" conveys broad physical, chemical and materials science fundamentals in particular to nanoscopic systems as well as knowledge of the manufacturing technology of nanomaterials and their technical applications.

The main course deepens knowledge on nanomaterials and nanoelectronic components. Basic applications are discussed in the mandatory courses and other applications, e.g. to catalysts, data or energy stores, in elective modules. In addition, each student is individually specialized by elective modules for deepening the gained knowledge, e.g. in biosensors, nanoanalytics or nanoparticles and -fluids. In addition, special attention will be paid to the ability to develop new solutions independently, including work in in small research groups.

In the first four semesters, the necessary basics are taught in mathematics and physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, informatics and materials science. Courses on manufacturing of nanomaterials, property evaluation and nanoelectronic components introduce nanotechnology.

With the fifth semester, special lectures begin, which illustrate the relationship between material-structure-function for nanoelectronic components and sensors. Exercises and laboratory courses, also in the cleanroom, complement this.

The range of courses is characterized by a wide choice, so that individual interests and inclinations can be pursued. The courses include first scientific work in the evaluation of scientific literature, an half-year internship in an industrial company or a non-university research institution, including abroad, an individual research laboratory and the final diploma thesis.

Each student determines his or her own specialization! This consists of:

  • Application-oriented elective modules
  • Individually selectable modules for personal specialist specialization
  • A literature study,  a laboratory and an industry internship  and the final diploma thesis on individually selected topics

Examples for individual specializations


Biochemical and microbiological basics and biological sensors

Nanoparticles and -fluids

Process engineering and fluid-mechanical aspects; Micro- and Nanosystems


Micro-structural, surface-sensitive and chemical analysis of nanomaterials


Curriculum Nanotechnology Diplom

Job opportunities

Possible working areas of nanotechnologists are, depending on specialization:

  • Chemical industry
  • Semiconductor industry
  •  Medical and pharmaceutical industry
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Aerospace
  • Research institutions
  • Information/Communication industry
  • Environmental industry


  • Quality Assurance
  • Process and production management
  • Research & Development
  • Scientific education and research activities at universities, academies or as a science journalist
  • Independent entrepreneur
  • Public administrations

Nanotechnology graduate: "Study prepares for career in the high-tech sector". Find more information in the graduate interview.

Apply now

German applicants as well as applicants with German university entrance qualification (German Abitur) or foreign students who have already studied at a university in Germany (Hochschulwechsler), please apply via the online applicant portal.

For foreign students, a different application procedure with earlier application deadlines applies, which can be found on our website at tu-freiberg.de/international/bewerbung-bachelor-diplom.

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