ABET Nano Engineering


The Nanoengineering Program has affiliated faculty from the Department of NanoEngineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Department of Bioengineering. The curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are designed to support and foster nanoengineering as a profession that interfaces engineering and all aspects of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology).

The Program Educational Objectives of the NanoEngineering Program are:

  • Nanoengineering graduates will have a strong technical background, enabling them to be successful in careers that cross traditional areas of applied science and engineering.
  • Nanoengineering graduates will be fluent in a multidisciplinary body of knowledge for participating in and seeding new technologies.
  • Nanoengineering graduates will constitute a high-technology workforce with professional, scientific, and technical skills; they will conduct themselves ethically and knowledgeably in a wide range of professional environments.

The curriculum is designed to prepare nanoengineering graduates for further education and personal development through their entire professional career. We strive to accomplish these goals by providing a rigorous and demanding curriculum that incorporates lectures, discussions, laboratory and project development experiences in basic sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences, and design as well as the humanities and social sciences.


The NANO Student Outcomes are listed below. Outcomes (a) - (k) have direct correspondence with ABET Criterion.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice


  • Fall 2011 Enrollment:  168
  • Fall 2012 Enrollment:  273
  • Fall 2013 Enrollment:  353
  • Fall 2014 Enrollment:  336
  • Fall 2015 Enrollment:  289


  • 2012 - 2013 Degrees Conferred:  17
  • 2013 - 2014 Degrees Conferred:  52
  • 2014 - 2015 Degrees Conferred:  71