The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois offers a degree program, the MSME with Certification in Micro and Nano Systems Engineering. The program is designed to serve students seeking a post-graduate degree and enhanced preparation for a career in the rapidly growing fields of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing, and more specifically within the sub-discipline of micro-and nano-scale systems engineering.
Nano-biotechnology is to a considerable degree an interdisciplinary science: It combines physical laws, chemical procedures and biological principles on the nano-scale. That is exactly the goal of the ZFUW with this two-semester online programme. This unique offer in Germany combines the most modern educational devices and makes it possible to acquire high-level scientific knowledge.
The target group of this program is first and foremost professionals who are already working in industry, research institutes, universities and clinics, both nationally as well as abroad. The requirement for being admitted to this 3-year master program is a completed undergraduate course of studies in either engineering, science or medicine, taken at a university or polytechnic / university of applied science. Relevant working experience of at least one year has to be proven when applying for admission.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology is a unique online course which is taken part time. The course is ideally suited to people who are in full-time employment who seek to gain an academic qualification in the exciting field of nanotechnology. It is taken predominantly online, meaning that it is accessible to anyone in the world with Internet access.
A certification in Nanoscale Science and Technology documents that a graduate student has mastered fundamental principles and practical implications in the core areas of the field. The certification program is open to all graduate students in good standing at Penn and is designed such that students in BE, CBE, ESE, MEAM, and MSE can accomplish this within their degree program, i.e. without extending the time to graduation.