The Master of Science in Engineering degree program in Nanotechnology prepares students to take leadership roles in emerging high tech industries as well as traditional industries that exploit nanoscale phenomena. This interdisciplinary program draws on world recognized faculty and courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wharton School.
The flexible curriculum allows both full-time and part-time options. The technical courses are organized into the three core areas of nanotechnology: Synthesis, Materials and Nanofabrication; Devices and Fundamental Properties; and Biotechnology. In addition courses are required in Introductory Nanotechnology, societal impact of nanotechnology, and commercialization. Students design a curriculum from a number of pre-approved combinations of courses in these categories. Example curricula are shown here. The curriculum structure allows students to match background and interests while preparing for exciting new challenges.
Students in nanotechnology approach the program with diverse backgrounds and goals. Those coming directly from their undergraduate degree have backgrounds in physics, chemistry, bioengineering, materials science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering and applied science, and chemical engineering. Those coming from industry may come from electronics, materials, biomedical, alternative energy, civil defense, or sustainable development sectors. This diversity provides a dynamic learning environment for creative problem solving ... Much like the nanotechnology field.