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Curriculum Description

The Nanotechnology curriculum prepares students to characterize and fabricate materials for biological, textile, chemical, and electrical applications at the atomic level.

Course work includes biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and an extensive array of very detailed nanotechnology-specific courses, using high-tech equipment and complying with high-precision quality control and clean-room protocols with a multidisciplinary focus.

Graduates should qualify for various positions in industry and government, including research and development, materials testing and processing, optics and sensors, electron microscopy, and emerging nanotechnology industries.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.



NC CIP: 15.1601
POS Approved: Fall 2022

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NAN 111 Intro to Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
NAN 132 Nano Regulations & Ethics 2 0 0 2
NAN 241 Nanofabrication 3 2 0 4
NAN 243 Nanocharacterization 3 2 0 4
___ ___ NAN Elective ** ** ** 3
  Total: 11 4 0 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Additional Information

NAN Elective - Select 3 hours from the following: BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 131, CHM 131A, CHM 151, MAT 121, MAT 171