Master of Science in Nanoengineering

The Master of Science in Nanoengineering degree program is a research Master’s degree, featuring coursework involving engineering at the nanoscale. It is designed for students with a strong background in engineering who seek additional, specialized training in order to find industrial or government positions in fields that utilize nanotechnology. Qualified applicants will have an engineering degree and as a minimum, will have completed mathematics courses through differential equations. The course of study is comprised of 12 hours of core courses that will introduce students to fundamental concepts, methods, and discoveries in different areas of Nanoengineering, 12 credit hours of foundation courses which build on the undergraduate engineering degree ensuring appropriate depth of knowledge in the student’s discipline. Appropriate courses will be selected with a student’s program advisor. These graduate level courses will come from offerings at both North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and 6 credit hours of thesis or 3 credit hours of project (in case of project option, student will be required to take 30 credit hours of course work – 12 credit hours of core courses, 18 credit hours of disciplinary foundation courses).

Application and Admission

In addition to the application materials required by NC A&T State University Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal statement indicating their interest in the program and a current Curriculum Vitae. Students may be admitted for either Fall or Spring terms. The deadline to apply for Fall admission is May 1st and for Spring admission is October 1st. Qualified applicants will have an engineering degree and, as a minimum, completed calculus through differential equations.

Degree Requirement

Nanoengineering Survey Courses (12 credit hours) Students will take four courses that will introduce them to fundamental concepts, methods, and discoveries in different areas of nanoengineering. These courses include the following:NANO 701: Simulation and Modeling Methods in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (3)

NAN 702: Fundamentals of Nanoengineering Physical Principles (3)

NAN 703: Fundamentals of Nanoengineering Chemical-Biochemical Principles (3)

NAN 704: Fundamentals of Nanomaterials (3)

Disciplinary Foundation Courses (12 credit hours)

These are courses that build on the undergraduate degree to ensure appropriate depth of knowledge in the student’s discipline. Appropriate courses will be selected with a student’s program advisor. These graduate level courses will come from offerings at both North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Graduate Seminar (1 credit hour NANO 792)

Thesis or Project (6 credit hours of Thesis NANO 797) or (3 credit hours of Project NANO 796)

In case of project option, student will be required to take 30 credit hours of course work – 12 credit hours of core courses, 18 credit hours of disciplinary foundation courses.