About the Degree

Who is this Degree For?

Recent Undergrads

Students coming directly from undergraduate degrees have backgrounds in Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science, Chemical Engineering or similar degrees.

Professionals Seeking Advancement

Whether working at a large corporation or a small start-up, individuals coming from industry in areas such as: Electronics, Materials, Biomedical, Alternative Energy, Civil Defense, or Sustainable Development sectors will benefit from this program. Due to the flexibility of the curriculum, students are able to customize their degree to match their career aspiration, be it to advance themselves technically, take on a leadership role or start an entrepreneurial endeavor.

Individuals Interested in a Research Career or Applying to a PhD Program

The Nano-MSE’s thesis option provides valuable research experience for students intending to go on to an industrial research position or for those interested in pursuing a PhD after earning the MSE degree. The thesis-option, combined with course work, will provide training for students interested in Material Science, Engineering, Biomedicine, Physics and of course Nanotechnology.

Career Areas in Nanotechnology

  • Electronics/Semiconductor Industry
  • Materials Science, Including Textiles, Polymers, and Packaging
  • Auto and Aerospace Industries
  • Sporting Goods
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Fields and Pharmaceuticals
  • Environmental Monitoring, Control, and Remediation
  • Food Science, Including Quality Control and Packaging
  • Forensics
  • University and Federal Lab Research
  • Military and National Security
  • Energy Capture and Storage

The Nano-MSE degree can also be used to advance students’ careers in technology-related industries, such as Contracts, Law and Intellectual Property, Investment, and Consulting.

Several alumni are highlighted here, where they describe what they are doing after earning the Nano-MSE degree.