The flexible curriculum allows both full-time and part-time options. The technical courses are organized into the three core areas of nanotechnology: Synthesis, Materials and Nanofabrication; Devices and Fundamental Properties; and Biotechnology. In addition courses are required in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. Students design an individual curriculum or choose pre-designated courses in the areas listed above. Example curricula are shown here. The structure allows students to match their background and interests to the curriculum in preparation for exciting new challenges. It is also a submatriculation option for local undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania’s Engineering School or the College, Bryn Mawr College, and Haverford College.
Education/training in nanotechnology brings additional knowledge and skill sets crucial to emerging technologies that complement backgrounds in physics, chemistry, bioengineering, materials science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering and applied science, and chemical engineering. Those coming from industry may come from electronics, materials, biomedical, alternative energy, civil defense, or sustainable development sectors. This diversity provides a dynamic learning environment for creative problem solving … Much like the nanotechnology field.