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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Sep 19, 2020
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nanotechnology Concentration Physics/Materials Emphasis


Nanotechnology


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 Curriclum for Physics/Materials Emphasis


Credits: 18


Credits: 15


Credits: 18


Credits: 15


Seventh Term


Credits: 16


Eighth Term


  • Senior Design 2 - 3 Credits
  • Nanotechnology Elective 4 - 3 Credits
  • H/SS Elective 5 - 3 Credits
  • Upper Level Physics - 3 Credits
  • H/SS Elective 6 - 3 Credits
  • MEMS 1085 - DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR

Credits: 15


Total Credits: 131


Upper Level Physics: Physics courses with course numbers > 1000

* at least one senior design course offered by one of the other SSOE engineering programs is required; the second course may be a senior project arranged with a faculty mentor and taken as ENGSCI 1801  or ENGR 1050 - PRODUCT REALIZATION . Students wishing to complete a two-term project with a faculty mentor may request approval for the second term to count as a program elective (ENGSCI 1802 ).