Upon successful completion of this distance study program the graduates have acquired skills that enable them to strongly improve products and processes in the organizations in which they operate. Thus the study program makes a contribution to the high demand for skilled workers in the field of nanobiotechnology.
The two on-campus weekends contribute to the acquisition of practical skills. This is done in the context of lab work about different characterization procedures in nanotechnology and screening methods in biology.
An important secondary objective of the distance study program is learning of working in an international environment. The learning outcomes of this study program are:
- Basic knowledge of fundamental concepts of quantum physics and molecular biology.
- Insight into several applications of nanotechnology like biosensors, linear and rotary molecular motors and the employment of nanoparticles in drug delivery and diagnostics.
- Advanced knowledge of the different characterization procedures on the nanoscale as well as of screening methods in biology.
- Insight into synthesis processes for nanoparticles in which the essential particle formation steps are the result of physical and chemical phenomena.
- Knowledge of the preparation of advanced materials like nanosized powders, coatings, ceramics, compacts, monoliths, and glasses.
- Knowledge of the interaction phenomena between biological entities and non-biological substrates, of the basic concepts of biomaterials for implantation, and of nanotechnological methods that are used to improve biomaterial interactions with biological tissue.