Undergraduate Minor and Graduate Certificate in Nanosystems Engineering Established
Both curriculum development and program design efforts were led by NC State’s college education team with significant support from undergraduate administrators and ASSIST faculty representing various engineering departments. The final approval for the graduate certificate was received in Fall 2013 from the UNC General Administration and the program is now officially accepting graduate students from all engineering disciplines. Non-degree students in local industry can also pursue the certificate so that working engineers can learn more about nanotechnology and apply it directly to their current efforts.
The graduate curriculum is introduced by a new, required course entitled “Conventional and Emerging Nanomanufacturing Techniques and Their Applications in Nanosystems.” The flagship course of the undergraduate minor is a new junior-level course entitled “Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology,” which covers a broad spectrum of topics and exemplary nanotechnology applications. The technical electives for the minor encompass virtually all of the engineering departments at NC State, making this a truly multi-disciplinary minor.