Engineering Technology - Nanofabrication

If you're fascinated by science and technology on an atomic level but you also like working with your hands, check out our associate's degree in Engineering Technology–Nanofabrication. After graduating, you can work alongside engineers and technologists in the field of nanofabrication and design and manufacture tiny, nanometer-sized devices.

Through our partnership with Penn State University your final semester of classes on nanofabrication will be taught at the Penn State Center for Nanofabrication Education and Utilization.

Program outcomes
  • Analyze a student-created engineering model using appropriate general calculations;
  • Design, model and develop concepts in a 3D solids modeling environment to address the industrial demands of today's technology;
  • Identify and describe the latest manufacturing technologies and processes encountered in the field of nanometer-level manufacturing;
  • Identify and describe component and system-level problems in engineering using state-of-the-art testing equipment:
  • Design and present a final project using all of the above engineering skills including good oral communication and technical writing ability.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 115 or ENG 117 Writing for Technical Communication or Writing for Business and Industry 3
Elective Oral & Written Communication 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CHE 121 General Chemistry - Inorganic 4
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 3
EGR 111 Engineering Computations 3
EGT 190 Principles of Critical Thinking in Technology 3
EGT 230 Analog Circuits 4
ESC 211 Material, Safety and Equipment Nanotech for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 212 Basic Nanotechnology Processes 3
ESC 213 Materials in Nanotechnology 3
ESC 214 Patterning for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 215 Materials Modification in Nanofabrication 3
ESC 216 Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures 3
MAT 161 Precalculus I 4
MAT 162 Precalculus II 4
PHY 121 General Physics I 4
PHY 122 General Physics II 4

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 3
MAT 161 Precalculus I 4
EGT 190 Principles of Critical Thinking in Technology 3
PHY 121 General Physics I 4

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 115 or ENG 117 Writing for Technical Communication or Writing for Business and Industry 3
MAT 162 Precalculus II 4
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
EGR 111 Engineering Computations 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Oral & Written Communication 3
EGT 230 Analog Circuits 4
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
CHE-150 Essentials of Chemistry 4

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
ESC 211 Material, Safety and Equip Nanotech for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 212 Basic Nanotechnology Processes 3
ESC 213 Materials in Nanotechnology 3
ESC 214 Patterning for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 215 Materials Modification in Nanofabrication 3
ESC 216 Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 161 Precalculus I 4
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 162 Precalculus II 4
EGT 190 Principles of Critical Thinking in Technology 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
PHY 121 General Physics I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
PHY 122 General Physics II 4
EGR 111 Engineering Computations 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
EGT 230 Analog Circuits 4
CHE-150 Essentials of Chemistry 4

Semester 6

COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
ESC 211 Material, Safety and Equip Nanotech for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 212 Basic Nanotechnology Processes 3
ESC 213 Materials in Nanotechnology 3

Semester 7

COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
Elective Oral & Written Communication 3
ENG 115 or ENG 117 Writing for Technical Communication or Writing for Business and Industry 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
ESC 214 Patterning for Nanofabrication 3
ESC 215 Materials Modification in Nanofabrication 3
ESC 216 Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures 3