MISSION & OBJECTIVES
The mission of the NanoEngineering Program is to provide a multidisciplinary education in nanoscale science and technology. This program is intended to prepare students for a career in nanotechnology by providing them with a sound grounding in multidisciplinary areas of nanoscale science and engineering. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of materials and their properties at the atomic and nanometer scales. This program will be anticipating trends and be providing students with integrated, cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge and professional skills. Students will be enabled to develop a range of professional, scientific, and computational skills that will enhance employment opportunities in a wide range of industrial and governmental institutions.
The Program Educational Objectives of the NanoEngineering Program are:
- Nanoengineering graduates will have a strong technical and fundamental background that enables them to be successful in diverse careers that cross traditional areas of applied science and engineering.
- Nanoengineering graduates will be fluent in a multidisciplinary body of knowledge for participating within integrated teams, communicating across disciplines, and for 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.
- An ability to apply to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice
ANNUAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT
- Fall 2011 Enrollment: 168
- Fall 2012 Enrollment: 273
- Fall 2013 Enrollment: 353
- Fall 2014 Enrollment: 336
- Fall 2015 Enrollment: 289
ANNUAL GRADUATION DATA
- 2012 - 2013 Degrees Conferred: 17
- 2013 - 2014 Degrees Conferred: 52
- 2014 - 2015 Degrees Conferred: 71