The Ph.D. degree programme includes 4 compulsory courses and 2 thesis-related electives. Thesis research is co-supervised by faculty from Singapore and MIT, and in many cases, is carried out in collaborations with researchers in Singapore?s research institutes. Thesis research topics range from problems in fundamental materials physics to development of new nano-scale devices.
The Nano Ph.D. program offers a research-intensive degree focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology, with an emphasis on nano-scale materials. A multi-disciplinary core curriculum is taken by students from diverse science and engineering backgrounds. These 'core' courses are intended to introduce students to contemporary topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and to initiate a cross-disciplinary approach to research and learning.
Participation in the Nanotechnology Graduate Program leads to Masters of Science, Masters of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in the respective disciplines with a designated nanotechnology concentration. To qualify for the nanotechnology concentration, in addition to satisfying disciplinary core requirements, candidates for Masters' degrees must complete the common core and a minimum of three elective courses and should attend regularly the seminar series in the Nanotechnology Curriculum.