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Master Optics and Nanotechnologies

Master Optics and Nanotechnologies


National Master's Degree (DNM) in Science, Technology and Health, with a specialization in Applied Physics and Physical Engineering, Optics and Nanotechnologies (ONT) Read more

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Aurélien BRUYANT
Maître de conférences
Responsable du parcours ONT

Sophie KOST
Assistante du programme Master

Dominique GAÏTI
Professeur des Universités
Responsable du programme Master

Rodolphe JAFFIOL
Maître de conférences
Responsable de la mention Physique Appliquée et Ingénierie Physique


General informations

Duration of the training
  • 12 months (M2 only)

Location of the training
  • Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

Stage :
  • 6 month internship (typically Feb-July)

Language :
  • English

Master 1

A M1 in french can be done within the "mention" : Physique Appliquée et Ingénierie Physique (regroupe ONT et MMPA)
  • This M1 is done on the Reims campus.

Training costs*

  • Registration fees : 243€
  • No charge for scholarship holders
* In 2018/2019 (for information only)

Rhythm and modalities

  • Full-time
  • Year M2 under student status

  • Classroom

Master 2

In M2, student must choose between ONT and MMPA masters.

For foreign candidates dependent on Campus France

ATTENTION: Before submitting your application on our platform, it is mandatory to register with Campus France in your country using the following link: http://www.campusfrance.org

An identifying number will then be assigned to you and you must report it when you submit your application to our application.


Nanotechnologies and their applications in the field of optics, through innovative materials, devices for light-matter control at the nanoscale, or bio-detection, represent a mojor technological chalenge.
The Optics and Nanotechnologies master (ONT) objective is to meet a growing need in a strongly developing field.

ONT is one of the 4 master II degrees related to the cursus named "Mention Applied Physics and Physical Engineering". The degree is jointly awarded by UTT and the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne.

The full Master list is given below :
  • Physique, Spectrométrie, Ingénierie et Instrumentation (M1 and M2 in Reims city)
  • Sciences Physique, Agrégation (M1 and M2 in Reims)
  • Optics and Nanotechnologies (M2 at UTT, taught in english)
  • Mécanique, Matériaux et Procédés Avancés (M2 à l’UTT)

Pedagogical objectives

The Master 2 ONT is based on nano-optics as a transversal discipline in order to tackle a very broad and particularly rewarding field: nanotechnologies.
The ONT course offers training mainly in the field of nanosciences and related physical sciences. It trains in research & Developement (R&D) in the field of nanotechnologies via the tools and methods of nano-optics (understanding of physical phenomena, modeling), the fabrication of nanostructures and materials, the characterization of their physico-chemical properties in particular by nanoscopy, nanospectroscopy and other local probe techniques.

Professionnal Objectives

The ONT training leads students in R&D in nanotechnologies, a field with a strong fundamental component and multiple applications: plasmonics, lighting, biomedical and environmental sciences (biosensors, energy production and storage, decontamination).

Taught entirely in english, the training is international oriented.

Objectives related to research

Research themes

The courses are oriented towards nanosciences and their challenges (energy, sensors): detection of individual objects, control of light-matter interactions, plasmonics, energy transfer and modeling in nano-photonics. 


This master II cursus is supported by research teams in UTT :  

3 reasons to choose this Master

A diploma resolutely focused on Research & Developement
ONT master leads to careers in research through academic route (PhD thesis) or companies (Ingénieur R&D), in internationally recognized laboratories.     
A master oriented toward international
Taught in english, ONT training is a gateway to an internationally oriented professional career. It also provides access to double Master's degree with partner universities (Taiwan, Germany, Mexico) via a semester abroad.
A recognized national Master's degree
The Optics and Nanotechnologies programme is a national Master's degree, recognised as a European post-graduate diploma and university degree.


Université de Technologie de Troyes



  • Enrollment in ONT – Master 2 : requires a Master I (240 ECTS) or equivalent national or international diploma corresponding to 240 ECTS (Credits).
In the case of students from outside a European country, the jury will have to decide on an admission to the first or second year by evaluating the achievements of each student, in the light of the documents provided.

Specific routes
  • UTT double diploma,for students already registered at UTT as engineer students.

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Course organization

Duration of studies: one academic year.

For students enrolled in the engineering cycle at UTT and who wish to follow a Master's course in parallel, specific admission procedures have been set up.
  • Semester 1 (17 weeks from early September to mid-January)
  • Semester 2: 6-month internship (from early February to late July)
The Master's degree is linked to the acquisition of a minimum level in a foreign language.
UE (≈ 30 credits / semester) credits
Nano-Optics 4
Spectroscopy and Nanostructures 4
Nanotechnology and Industry 4
Multiscale characterization 6
Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies 6
Materials for optics and optoelectronics 6
Living Language 4
Literature search 2
Internship Master 30

What's next ?

Level of education obtained after completion

Bac +5, National Master's Degree (DNM)

Further studies

Graduates of the Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Processes course can continue their studies in this field of expertise.

The training course attests to research aptitude: the UTT Doctoral School "Sciences for Engineering" offers young researchers the opportunity to carry out their thesis work, for a duration of approximately 3 years, in the doctoral speciality Materials, Mechanics, Optics and Nanotechnology.

Job opening

Numerous professional opportunities
  • Ingénieur R&D en optique, nanotechnologies et applications associées
  • Ingénieur brevets
  • Ingénieur d’études
  • Ingénieur de production dans PME/PMI : nouveaux procédés et produits intégrant des nanomatériaux et nanotechnologies
  • Chercheur (après un doctorat) en nano-optique, nanophotonique, nanomatériaux et plus généralement en nanophysique
  • Consultant (nanotechnologies, nanomatériaux et procédés et composants innovants)

Professional integration

Enquête 1er emploi 2018 sur la promotion diplômée en 2017
  • Employment rate : 85 %
  • search time : 1,4 mois
  • executive status : 83 %
  • permanent contract : 73 %
  • average wage : 35 554 € / an
  • employment abroad : 10 %
  • Further studies in thesis : 10 %
  • 34 % of engineers find a job as a result of their graduation project