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Microsystems and Nanotechnology/Nanomaterials Degree Paths

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science will offer three possible degree paths for students wishing to pursue studies in Microsystems, Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials. The degrees are intended to meet the significantly different needs and interest areas of students and industry.

  1. A student who wishes to become a Licensed Professional Engineer and work as a design engineer in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnology is encouraged to follow the ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics with Microsystems and Nanomaterials Engineering emphasis. This degree is accredited and will allow the student to take the Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam. As with other ABET degrees, additional requirements beyond their education are needed to take the Professional Engineering (PE) licensure examination. Students in this degree program are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to select electives that will best support them in their desired career path.
     
  2. A student who is interested in graduate studies in Microsystems and Nanomaterials is encouraged to follow the Bachelor of Science in Microsystems and Nanomaterials degree program. This program is not intended to prepare a student to become a Professional Engineer. The program is intended to prepare a student for postgraduate studies in areas related to Microsystems and Nanomaterials. Because of the widely varying graduate school requirements, students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to create a customized program, within the constraints of the degree requirements, that is most appropriate to support their continued education.
     
  3. A student who is interested in technical management or who would like to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnology is encouraged to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Microsystems and Nanotechnology degree program. This degree is not intended to prepare a student to become a Professional Engineer. Foundational courses in science, mathematics, and engineering are supplemented with business and management coursework to prepare the student for their desired career. Because of the significantly differing interest areas and intents of this degree offering, students are strongly encouraged to work with advisors both in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology program and with those supporting the Entrepreneurial program.

 

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