Nanoengineering courses NANO 701, 702, 703 and 704 are survey (core) courses that are meant to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, methods, and discoveries in different areas of nanoengineering. All four of the core NANO courses are required for Master of Science and Ph.D. track students.

Nanoengineering Courses



Credit Hours

NANO-701: Simulation and Modeling Methods in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

This course covers first principles quantum based methods, classical atomistic simulation methods interatomic potentials, modeling of bulk nanostructure metals, carbon nanotubes, soft matter and multiscale modeling techniques. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Semester(s) to offered: Fall and Spring.



Fondamentals of Nanoengineering: Physical Principles

This course is an introduction to physical principles involved at the nanoscale due to quantum size effects, and energy band structure engineering for nanoelectronic devices. Semester(s) to offered: Fall and Spring.



Fundamentals of Nanoengineering: Chemical-Biochemical Principles

This course covers chemical and bio-chemical principles involved in design, synthesis, assembly, and performance of nanomaterials and devices. Also studied are the structure and function of biomolecules and their specific roles in nano-biomolecular interactions and signaling pathways. As well as application of chemical biological detection methods at the micro and nano scales. Semester(s) to offered: Fall and Spring.


NANO-704: Fundamentals of Nanomaterials

This course cover fundamental theory and concepts of nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, nanostructured metal/ceramic/composites materials, nanowires, quantum dots, bio-related nanomaterials, nanoparticles, nanoclays, and magnetic nanomaterials. Semester(s) to offered: Fall and Spring.



Special Topics in Nanoengineering

This course is designed to allow the introduction of potential new courses on a trial basis or special content courses on a once only basis at the Master’s level. The topic of the course and title are determined prior to registration. Semester(s) to offered: Fall and Spring.



Graduate Seminar

Discussions and reports of subjects in Nanoengineering and allied fields will be presented. Semester(s) to offered: Fall and Spring.



Master’s Supervised Teaching

Student will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of assignment. Semester(s) to offered: Fall and Spring.



Master’s Supervised Research

This course is supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty member. It is not intended to serve as the project nor thesis topic of the master’s student. Semester(s) to offered: Fall, Spring and Summer.



Master’s Project

Student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A written proposal, which outlines the nature of the project must be submitted for approval. This course is only available to project option students. Semester(s) to offered: Fall, Spring and Summer.



Master’s Thesis

Master of science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis committee chairperson leading to the completion of the Master’s thesis. This course is only available to thesis option students and can be repeated. Semester(s) to offered: Fall, Spring and Summer.



Continuation of Master’s Thesis

This course is a continuation of NANO-797. This course is for master’s students who have completed all required credit hour requirements. Semester(s) to offered: Fall, Spring and Summer.