Nanotechnology prepares students for engineering practice based on a curriculum designed to develop an understanding of the effect of nanoscale dimensions on the physical behavior of materials, systems, and devices (nanocharacterization and nanometrology), as well as knowledge of processes used to fabricate useful nanoscale materials, systems, and devices (nanomanufacturing). Students take courses in modern physics or chemistry, materials engineering or bioengineering, nanotechnology and nanoscience, fabrication and design in nanotechnology and the materials science of nanostructures. The curriculum culminates with program electives and a two-term Senior Design sequence. Senior Design builds on the knowledge gained in coursework and emphasizes independent and/or team problem solving under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Nanotechnology has two curricular options, one emphasizing Physics and Materials Science and the other Chemistry and Bioengineering.
Area of Concentration: Nanotechnology
Sample Curriculum for Chemistry/Bioengineering Emphasis