MISSION & OBJECTIVES
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 1 - 7 have direct correspondence with ABET Criterion.
1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
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