Masters in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering


Masters in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering

120 ECTS; 2 years (4 semesters)


The Master degree in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering (MEMN) aims to launch Masters into the labor market with a solid scientific background capable of helping companies to face the challenges of global competitiveness in the areas of Micro and Nanotechnologies.

It is intended to generate skills in disruptive and innovative areas of knowledge, linked to the Excellence of Scientific Research, through:

Provision of skills and knowledge in the area of Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies; solid multidisciplinary scientific training in the areas of Electronics, Mathematics and Physics and Chemistry as well as Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation; Solid and multidisciplinary training in Technologies of micro and nano manufacturing and applications of nanomaterials in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Micro / Nano-electronics; Encouraging creativity and problem solving; Fostering teamwork, leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

MEMN has the support of the CENIMAT / I3N Research Center, which has great international recognition and where it is a leader in areas such as transparent electronics; electronic paper; nanotechnologies applied to electronics; processing of nano devices; Photovoltaic Solar Cells; Intelligent nanomaterials and nanobiosensors.


Career opportunities

The graduates of the Micro and Nanotechnologies Master degree have professional opportunities in the global market, with a main focus on the European market in areas linked to cutting-edge technologies, with a strong component of leadership and entrepreneurship based on scientific research. Examples include Navigator, Microsoft, the automotive industry, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the microelectronics industry and research laboratories such as I3N, INL and AlmaScience.

Scientific Area

Materials Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Transferable Skills
Any Scientific Area

Curricular Plan

1st Year

1st semester
Microelectronics: Systems andDevices
Option A
Option B

2nd semester
Microelectrónics: Project and Simulation
Quality Planning and Control
Option E
Option F
Unrestricted Elective B

2nd trimester

2nd Year

1st semester
Caracterization of Nanostructures and Nanofabrication
Initiation to Dissertation
Option C
Option D
Unrestricted Elective B

2nd semester

Dissertation in Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineering

1st and 2nd Year - Option Group A, B, C and D - (1st semester)
Recording Electronic Information
Sensors: Materials and Applications
Smart Materials and Systems
Materials Mesomorphs and Applications
Paper and Cellulosic Materials
Foams and Cellular Materials
Digital Systems Design
Radio-frequency Electronics
Nanocircuits and Analog Systems
Analytical Biochemistry
Cell Biology C
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Medical Image Processing
Artificial Inteligence
Automatic Learning
Photovoltaic Energy: Materials and Applications

1st Year - Option Group E - 2nd Semester
Materials and Technologies for Displays
Surface Degradation and Protection
Materials for Energy
Computational Modelling of Materials
EDA/CAD for Nanoelectronics
Electronics for Biomedical Micro Systems and Multimedia
Electronics Low Voltage and Power Management
Electronics III
Electronics IV
Advanced Topicsin Digital Image Processing
Renewable Energy Technology
Advanced Programing for Data Science and Engineering
Enzyme Technology
Medical Image Processing

1st Year - Option Group F – 2nd Semester
Macroeconomics and Globalization
Business Management
Sociology of Organizations
Sociology of New Information Technologies
Finance for Entrepreneurs


José Rui Silva (alumnus), working at SRON

Before going to college, I wasn't sure what I wanted to follow, undecided between areas such as aerospace, biotechnology and nanotechnology, I ended up applying for these options and ended up entering Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering in 2011. Although I was not my first choice I quickly realized that i ended up in the best possible place, and today, taking a doctorate in Instrumentation for Space I feel that the course was the perfect choice in my academic path.

The course offers an excellent coverage of the most varied areas related to nanotechnology, ranging from materials to microelectronics, covering instrumentation techniques so critical for the study and manipulation of this tiny scale of matter, passing through biomaterials and biosensors, among many other topics. I felt above all that I left the course with an excellent and extensive knowledge base on what is done in nanotechnology allowing me a more informed choice of the career I wanted to follow. To add to this during our academic path we had the honor of being taught by professors and researchers of international renown as well as conducting experiments using equipment at the forefront of technology, giving us a glimpse of what and working at the nanoscale.

NOVA School of Science and Technology is also a faculty that welcomes and welcomes us with open arms, in an environment of companionship and mutual assistance, giving us all the conditions that allow us to explore and enhance the best of us. With an academic profile that stands out from the rest of the country through the introduction of the intermediate profile, a quarter between semesters, which complements our teaching through soft skills, internships and experiences related to entrepreneurship.

All of this contributed to the fact that today I am working on an instrumentation project for Space, where I am responsible for the development of the cameras that will be used in NASA's GUSTO telescope where I end up combining two great passions of mine, Space and Nanotechnology. Although in this work I have to learn many new things, I feel that what I learned over the 5 years in the course allowed me to quickly adapt and capture the necessary knowledge for the demands presented.

Tuition Fees

Portuguese students: 1250 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


1st phase: 12th february to 22nd march 2024

2nd phase: 3rd June to 17th july 2024

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.



International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:


Admission rules:

1. Holders of bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent in Micro and Nanotechnologies engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Candidates with similar backgrounds will be evaluated based on their Curriculum and professional experience.

2. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organised in those areas in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process;

3. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in those areas, which is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor’s degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology;

4. Holders of a scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting capacity to conduct this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology under proposal of the CC of the cycle of studies.


1. Course classification;

2. Academic and scientific curriculum;

3. Motivation letter;

4. Eventual interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Hugo Águas

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 201/2021 on 24/06/2021


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 25/05/2021

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2021

About the Department of Materials Science

The Department of Materials Science (DCM), NOVA School of Science and Technology, was the first to be created nationally in 1976 at the initiative of its first president, Prof. Leopoldo Guimarães. The initial aim was to create university extension courses in the field of materials leading to the creation of a root degree covering a wide range of scientific areas, including metallurgy, semiconductor materials, polymeric materials and mesomorph, ceramic materials and crystals, crystal chemistry and quality control.

Since then the Department of Materials Science has grown and diversified its activities, mainly due to the efforts of its faculty and staff, embodied in a large number of projects (academic and industrial) funded by National, European and International authorities. This allowed its modern adaptation to new technologies, providing  for such a unique laboratory infrastructure in Portugal, for teaching and research, internationally recognized and that has allowed to form Material Science Engineers of high scientific quality , able to respond to current society's demands.

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