Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Requirements for the Minor in Nanotechnology Studies (NTS)

All courses for the minor must be passed with an average grade of B or higher.

Completion of the minor requires 18-22 credits and consists of the following requirements:

For all majors, except for Chemical and Molecular Engineering (CME):

1. ESM 213 Introduction to Nanotechnology Studies

2. Two semesters (at least 6 credits) of independent research (299, 499 or 488). Research topics must be approved by the director of the NTS minor for courses to be accepted to the NTS minor.

3. Two technical electives, chosen from among the following courses:
    a. BME 381 Nanofabrication in Biomedical Applications
    b. ESG 339 Thin Film Processing of Advanced Materials
    c. PHY 472 Solid State Physics
    d. ESE 231 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
    e. CHE/ESM 378 Materials Chemistry
    f. MEC 470 Introduction to Tribology
    g. EST 391 Technology Assessment
    h. ESM 212 Introduction to Environmental Materials Engineering

Other upper division technical elective courses may be substituted with permission of the director of the minor.

4. ESM 400 Research and Nanotechnology

For students who are majoring in Chemical and Molecular Engineering (CME):

1. Completion of the three course requirement for the specialization in Nanotechnology (for the CME major)

2. Two semesters (at least 6 credits) of independent research (299, 499 or 488). Research topics must be approved by the director of the NTS minor for courses to be accepted to the NTS minor.

3. ESM 400 Research and Nanotechnology

Notice: As all courses are not offered every semester, please check the schedule of courses for current scheduling information.