Academics

Master Program Ph.D. Program Curriculum English Program Teaching Materials

The academic program at the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology is housed in the School of Engineering and Technology (SET). Any student enrolled in this program will get a Master's of Engineering, Master's of Science or Doctoral degree from the School of Engineering and Technology in the Nanotechnology field of study. Please click on the links provided to get the details of requirements for all of the degree options. They are summarized briefly herein.

The nanotechnology program is divided into two tracks: 1. The Engineering Track and 2. The Life Sciences Track. The Engineering Track is designed for students with background in electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering or electronics or those with a physical science background from chemistry or physics. The Life Sciences Track option is designed for students in academic areas such as biology, environment, ecology, biomedicine and other fields of study related to living things. In both cases, students need to complete the core requirements courses for nanotechnology (indicated below).

Master Program

Master's of Engineering/Science Summary

24 hours of coursework and 24 hours of thesis work. A proposal defense is required. The thesis and final defense are completed at the conclusion of the 4th semester.

Master's of Science Summary

26 hours of coursework and 22 hours of thesis work. A proposal defense is required. The thesis and final defense are completed at the conclusion of the 4th semester.


Ph.D. Program

Doctoral Degree

Continuation doctoral degree programs are offered to students that have registered in a Master's degree program with the intent of continuing for a Ph.D. This program requires 72 credit hours. Students going directly into the doctoral program are required to take 18 hours of coursework with a total of 84 hours required for the program.


Curriculum

The curriculum is in the process of review. The revised curriculum is provided below. Please note that it is subject to change depending on approval.





Course No. Course Title Credits/Sem. Description
AT79.01 Self-Assembly & Molecular Manufacturing 2 / Jan Iintermolecular bonding, supramolecular design and nanomaterials
AT79.02 Societal Implications of Nanotechnology 2 / Aug What we do with our research is important. This class probes societal implications of new and emerging technologies.
AT79.03 Intellectual Property Rights Technology Development & Management 2 / Jan Conducting research and/or starting a nanotech business? In this class you learn how to do it with many the many resources available today.
AT79.06 Catalysis 2 / Jan Catalysts are made with nanoscale materials. These materials are important to industry and living things by enzymes.
AT79.07 Nanothermodynamics 2 / Jan Thermodynamic laws 'change' when materials become nanoscale.
AT79.08 Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 3 / Aug REQUIRED: This course introduces nanomaterials and their properties and prepares the student in nanotechnology
AT79.10 Micro-Nano Electronics Fabrication Technology 3 / Aug Nanoscale fabrication is impacting the electronics industry. We need to know how to apply nanomaterials to microelectronics in the form of thin films, nanowires and nanoparticles
AT79.11 Micro-Electro-Mechanical (MEMs) and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMs) 2 / Jan MEMs / NEMs are major components in technology. Nanoscale fabrication is a major part of manufacturing today and its expressions are found in many products today.
AT79.12 Characterization Tools in Nanotechnology 3 / Aug REQURIED: Nanotechnology has contributed tools that are able to view atoms and molecules- a required course.
AT79.13 Advanced Seminars in Nanotechnology-1 1 / Aug This course prepares students for research by reviewing literature and designing experiments.
AT79.14 Advanced Seminars in Nanotechnology-1 1 / Jan This course prepares students for research by reviewing literature and designing experiments.
AT79.15 Chemical Synthesis of Nanomaterials 3 / Aug REQUIRED: All of our researchers must understand fundamental chemical synthesis.
AT79.16 Fundamentals of Nano-Biotechnology-1 3 / Aug Students in environmental, life science and agricultural fields learn about the contribution of nanotechnology to biotechnology.
AT79.17 Fundamentals of Nano-Biotechnology-2 3 / Aug This course is a continuation of NanoBiotechnology-I and nano-medical methods and procedures are studied.
AT79.18 Nanotechnology for the Life Sciences 2 / Aug This course views living things from the perspective of nanomaterials.
AT79.19 Solid State Physics for Nanotechnology 3 / Jan Solid state physics is fundamental in understanding how materials function when they get small. In our lab we work with semiconductor and metallic materials.



Master's Degree - Thesis Option
Nanotechnology Program - Life Sciences Track


Year 1 - Semester 1 (August)
Course No. Course Title Course Credits Type Instructor
AT79.02 Impact of Nanotechnology on Society 2 Elective Nano Faculty
AT79.08 Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 3 Required S. Danwittayakul
AT79.12 Characterization Tools for Nanotechnology 3 Required S. Danwittayakul
AT79.16 Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 2 Elective G.L. Hornyak
AT79.18 Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 2 Elective G.L. Hornyak
12

Year 1 - Semester 2 (January)
Course No. Course Title Course Credits Type Instructor
AT79.01 Self-Assembly & Molecular Manufacturing 2 Elective G.L. Hornyak
AT79.03 Intellectual Property Rights for Technology Development & Management 2 Elective S. Jabade
AT79.06 Catalysis 2 Elective Nano Faculty
AT79.15 Chemical Synthesis of Nanomaterials 3 Required S. Danwittayakul
AT79.17 Fundamentals of Nano-Biotechnology - 2 3 Elective G.L. Hornyak
12

Year 2 - Semester 2 (August)
Code Option Credits Advisor
AT79.100 Thesis 12 TBD/ Nano Faculty

Year 2 - Semester 2 (January)
Code Option Credits Advisor
AT79.100 Thesis 12 TBD/ Nano Faculty


Master's Degree - Thesis Option
Nanotechnology Program - Engineering Track


Year 1 - Semester 1 (August)
Course No. Course Title Course Credits Type Instructor
AT79.02 Impact of Nanotechnology on Society 2 Elective G.L. Hornyak / F. Shah
AT79.08 Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 3 Required S. Danwittayakul
AT79.10 Micro-Nanofabrication Technology 3 Elective C. Thanachayanont
AT79.12 Characterization Tools for Nanotechnology 3 Required S. Danwittayakul
AT79.13 Advanced Seminars in Nanotechnology - 1 1 Elective Nano Faculty

Year 1 - Semester 2 (January)
Course No. Course Title Course Credits Type Instructor
AT79.03 Intellectual Property Rights for Technology Development & Management 2 Elective S. Jabade
AT79.07 Nanothermodynamics 2 Elective G.L. Hornyak
AT79.11 Micro-Nanoelectromechanical Systems 2 Elective TBD
AT79.15 Chemical Synthesis of Nanomaterials 3 Required S. Danwittayakul
AT79.19 Solid State Physics for Nanotechnology 3 Elective I. Syed
Note: Optional, plus institute-wide elective = 3 credit hours

Year 2 - Semester 2 (August)
Code Option Credits Advisor
AT79.100 Thesis 12 TBD/ Nano Faculty

Year 2 - Semester 2 (January)
Code Option Credits Advisor
AT79.100 Thesis 12 TBD/ Nano Faculty

English Program

If applicant doesn't have English test, he/she doesn't have to take TOEFL, TOEIC, etc. Only AIT English test is needed. We have Language Center that ready to provide support for English test to apply for studying in AIT. Read more about English test at AIT Language Center.

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