The emerging field of nanotechnology, which involves studying and manipulating matter on an ultra-small scale (a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter), is expected to have far-reaching consequences in engineering applications as diverse as sustainable energy and next-generation microprocessors and flash memories.

A minor in nanotechnology requires the completion of at least 15 credits as follows:

Group I

Required courses (9 credits): ECE 4211ECE/ENGR 4243 and ECE/ENGR 4244.

Group II

Two courses from the following list (at least 6 credits): ENGR 2243ECE 32233243, 4223422542424095 (or any engineering special topics course if related to nanoscience/technology); ECE 4079 or any engineering independent design laboratory course (if related to nanoscience/technology); ECE 4099 or any engineering independent studies course (if related to nanoscience/technology); the two-course sequence ECE 4901 and 4902 (if the project is related to nanoscience/technology).

The minor is offered by the School of Engineering. For information about the Nanotechnology minor, contact John Chandy.