Nanotechnology, MSE

Nanotechnology, the application of the science of the very small, is an exciting field that is enabling solutions in alternative energy, electronic devices, medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Penn’s Nanotechnology Master's degree can prepare students for leadership roles, both technical and managerial, in emerging high tech industries as well as in traditional industries that exploit nanoscale phenomena.


10 course units are required for the MSE in Nanotechnology.1,2

Required Courses
ENGR 504Fundamental Concepts in Nanotechnology1
ESE/MSE 525Nanoscale Science and Engineering1
ESE 536Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization1
or MSE 565 Fabrication and Characterization of Micro and Nanostructured Materials
Nanotechnology Core
Select 4 from the following:4
Nanoscale Systems Biology
Molecular Modeling and Simulations
Interfacial Phenomena
Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes
Nanoscale Systems Biology
Transport Processes II (Nanoscale Transport)
Electromagnetic and Optics
The Physics of Solid State Energy Devices
Quantum Engineering
Photovoltaic Systems Engineering
Introduction to Micro- and Nano-electromechanical Technologies
Nanophotonics: Light at the Nanoscale
Mechanical Properties of Macro/Nanoscale Materials
Structure of Materials
Elasticity and Micromechanics of Materials
Electrochemical Engineering of Materials
Atomic Modeling in Materials Science
Physics of Materials I
Optical Materials
Mechanical Properties of Macro/Nanoscale Materials
Design of Microelectromechanical Systems
Nanoscale Systems Biology
Transport Processes I
Micro and Nano Fluidics
Electrochemistry for Energy, Nanofabrication and Sensing
Science or Technology-Relevant Electives
Select 3 pre-approved Science or Technology-Relevant electives 33
Total Course Units10

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.