Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

2024/2025 · 240 credits

What you learn

In this degree, students will acquire a complete and multi-disciplinary training, aimed to a deep understanding of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, including the development, research and application of nanomaterials. They will develop the necessary skills and abilities to apply the acquired knowledge to work in the field of nanomaterials and related physicochemical phenomena. In addition, students who take this course will be trained to integrate into the working market in any of the fields related to the degree. Finally, they will appreciate the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socioeconomic and cultural progress of society.

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology connect with all the scientific-technical sectors and both fields have a great potential of growth. From these disciplines, scientific-technological innovations are emerging, trying to answer different demanding problems of the society (in different fields such as medicine, pharmacy, physics, chemistry, biology, communication technology, energy, new materials, nanometric manufacturing, food technology, water and environmental technologies…). In a few years, there will be many other advances and technologies increasing wellness and contributing to the sustainability of our society. For all of these, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology constitute one of the most important fields for the new industry and the knowledge society. Graduates will be able to develop their skills in any of the possible applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology working with specialists, researchers, institutions and professionals from different sectors as well as promote their own projects.

Planning for teaching

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Fundamentals of Mathematics Core 1st 6 ECTS
Physics: Mechanics and Waves Core 1st 6 ECTS
Cell Biology Core 1st 6 ECTS
Integrated Basic Laboratory Core 1st 6 ECTS
Chemistry: Structure and Bonding Core 1st 6 ECTS
Crystallography and Symmetry Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Chemistry: Equilibrium and Change Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Advanced Calculus  Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Fundamentals of Computing Science Core 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Chemistry of the Elements Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Organic Reactivity Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Numerical and Statistical Methods Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Instrumental Analysis Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Fundamentals of Quantum Theory Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Differential Equations Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Spectroscopy Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Thermodynamics: Equilibrium and Phases Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Structural Biochemistry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Synthesis and Preparation of Nanomaterials Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Surface Science Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Solid State Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Molecular and Metabolic Biochemistry Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Microbiology and Immunology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Techniques of Characterisation of Nanomaterials 1 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Kinetic and Catalysis Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Supramolecular Chemistry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Polymers Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Fundamentals of Biotechnology Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Techniques of Characterisation of Nanomaterials 2 Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Sensoring Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Nanotoxicology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Photonics and Optoelectronics Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Quantum Computing Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Molecular Machines Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Nanotechnology in Medicine Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Nanotechnology in Environmental Science Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Robotics Optional 1st 4.5 ECTS
Nanofabrication Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Physics of the Nanoscale Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Advanced Crystallography Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Nanotechnology in Pharmacy Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Nanotechnology in Food Industry Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering Optional 2nd 4.5 ECTS
Work Placement Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Final Year Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS

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The study is taught by teachers from the departments of: Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technologies, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Naval and Industrial Engineering, Physics and Earth Sciences and Physiotherapy, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.