The University of Virginia offers several undergraduate and graduate level courses in nanoscale science and engineering, which are listed below. In addition, undergraduate students majoring in Engineering Science can select the Nanomedicine named program. Medical students can participate in the Nanomedicine Medical Scientist Training Program.
Several Departments offer undergraduate courses in nanoscale science and engineering. The courses below may be of interest to students seeking an introduction to nanoscience and/or nanotechnology. The following sequence would serve as a good foundation in nanoscale science and engineering for students who are not in the Engineering Science Nanomedicine program:
- First or second year students: ENG2500, Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology. Fulfills SEAS science elective requirement.
- Third or fourth year students: ECE 4140, Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics; ECE 4501, Nanoscale Device Engineering; MSE 4055, Nanoscale Science & Technology; MAE 4502, Nanoscale Thermophysical Engineering; STS 3110, Societal Dimensions of Nanotechnology.
Undergraduate students have major electives, technical electives, and unrestricted electives throughout the curriculum, so they will have plenty of room in their schedules to fulfill the concentration. For example, as part of the ASSIST center, UVa's ECE Department has established a concentration in nanoscale science and engineering. ECE students can take ENG2500 in their first or second year and ECE4140 and ECE 4501 in their third or fourth year. They can fulfill unrestricted, technical, and/or major electives with MSE 4055, MAE 4502, and STS 3110.
Several Departments offer graduate-level courses in nanoscale science and engineering. The courses below may be of interest to graduate students seeking a strong background in nanoscience and/or nanotechnology. Graduate students should begin with the 6000 level course in their home Department, and consult with their advisor to select additional courses. For example, ECE students should begin with ECE 6140 and work with their advisor to design a sequence of courses appropriate for their field of study and their thesis topic.