Nanoscience Technology

Nanoscience Technology - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Second Year – Second Semester

At the University of Minnesota
MT 3111 Elements of Microelectronic Manufacturing 3
MT 3112 Elements of Micro & Nano Manuf. Laboratory 1
MT 3121 Thin Films Deposition 3
MT 3131 Introduction to Materials Characterization 3
MT 3132 Materials Characterization Lab 1
MT 3141 Principles & Applications of Bionanotechnology 3
MT 3142 Nanoparticles and Biotechnology Laboratory 1

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
NANO 1100 Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I
Description
NANO 1100 The course provides an introduction into nanoscience and includes the history of nanotechnology and also an introduction into the tools used to study the world at the nanoscale. This course also covers a sense of scale, exponential notation, surface area to volume ratio, molecular and atomic structure and the various forces that are predominant at various scale levels (macro, micro and nano). Understanding of these concepts is fundamental to learning how nanoscale interactions and phenomena differ from those in our common macroscale world. Societal impacts along with a technology maturity model are also considered as they apply to nanoscience. Finally this first course provides specific study of the application of nanotechnology to biological areas such as the study of proteins, drug interactions, cell operation and ion channels. Sensing systems and newly developed diagnostic tools that are a result of understanding the biological system at the nanoscale are also discussed. Students taking this course should either have successfully completed a college biology course, physics course (first semester) and algebra or be taking these courses concurrently with the 1100 course.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO1100

3
NANO 1110 Student Research
Description
NANO 1110 This course will provide introductory experience with nanoscience equipment, investigative research approaches and critical thinking methodologies. The students will work on industry provided problems and examples, traditional nonoscience experiments and independent work. This class will focus on the investigative process, scientific method and project planning. Students will apply and investigate foundational nanotechnology concepts while lerning basic equipment operation, safety techniques and basic lab procedures.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 12/10/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO1110

3
NANO 1200 Fundamentals of Nanotechnology II
Description
NANO 1200 The second semester course focuses on the material science, chemistry and physics aspects of the nanoscale. The course begins with the discussion of elemental material attributes and how environment can impact properties and performance of the starting material. Crystal structure and material properties are then discussed with an emphasis on differences in interactions and measurements at various scale realms. Using the current semiconductor fabrication process as a foundation, students are introduced to the concepts and limitations of current photolithography and etching processes. New approaches toward electronic circuits are introduced as students gain an understanding of the current process and necessary operation concepts for today┬┐s electronic devices. Finally, the concepts of fluid mechanics, optics, photonics and lasers are discussed with an emphasis on new devices and applications based on nanoscale properties. Students taking this course should either have taken chemistry and the second semester of physics or be enrolled in these courses concurrent with the 1200 course.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO1200

3
NANO 1210 Computer Simulation
Description
NANO 1210 This course will cover the application of computer simulation (modeling) to nanoscale systems. In addition, this course provides a visualization of concepts and interactions covered in NANO1100 and NANO1200. The course will cover applied statistics, design of experiments and impact of input parameter variations for biological and mechanical systems. Prerequisites: NANO1100 and COML1400.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO1210

1
NANO 2101 Nanoelectronics
Description
NANO 2101 This course will increase the depth of topics and discussion of those covered in NANO1200. Quantum physics will be reintroduced at a greater depth with coverage of band structure, conduction, diffusion, thin film response and optical properties from a modern physics perspective. Students will study, measure, evaluate and create fabricated structures such as nanowires, cantilevers and nano channels. Application of nanoscale principles will be used to discuss imprint lithography, etching, component block assembly of nanotransistors, quantum computing, magnetic and electron spin memory and holographic memory devices. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in the following courses; NANO1100, NANO1200, and NANO1210. Concurrent registration in NANO2111, NANO2121, NANO21312, NANO2150 and NANO2970.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO2101

3
NANO 2111 Nanobiotechnology/Agriculture
Description
NANO 2111 This course will increase the depth of topics and discussion of those covered in NANO1100. Students will investigate the potential of nanoscience in multiple biological applications including nanopore, nanoparticle and nanochannel structures, diagnostics and treatment. Emphasis will be placed on interactions between biological and non-biological systems and understanding biochemistry.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO2111

3
NANO 2121 Nanomaterials
Description
NANO 2121 This course will increase the depth of covered topics and discussion of those covered in NANO1100 and NANO1200 courses. Subjects covered include single walled and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (fabrication, property measurement and compound formulation), creation of nanomaterials, particles and crystals by various processes including colloidal suspensions, deposition, evaporation and plating. Properties (hardness, wear resistance, adhesion, conductivity etc.) and measurement techniques of nanomaterials will be covered. Interactions between organic and inorganic materials such as micro array techniques and bacteria molding will be discussed.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO2121

3
NANO 2131 Manufacturing Quality Assurance
Description
NANO 2131 This course will cover multiple manufacturing methodologies (chemical solutions, electro filament, molding, coating, rolling etc. first in the traditional sense and second as these techniques apply to the nanoscale. Quality Assurance (Six Sigma) practices will be discussed with an emphasis on QA and reliability at the nanoscale. Design of experiments, measurements, approaches, data tracking, process improvement and statistical analysis and reporting will be discussed. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in the following courses; NANO1100, NANO1200, and NANO1210. Concurrent registration in NANO2101, NANO2111, NANO2121, NANO2150 and NANO2970

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO2131

2
NANO 2140 Interdisciplinary Lab
Description
NANO 2140 This course will cover the experimental aspects of the accompanying third semester nano courses. Four major lab activities are planned for the course. Each lab will be a series of creation, measurement, assessment, improvement and rework. This circular understanding and assessment/improvement cycle will be included in the detail lab descriptions. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in the following courses; NANO1100, NANO1200 and NANO1210. Concurrent registration in NANO2101, NANO2111, NANO2121, NANO2150 and NANO2970

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO2140

3
NANO 2151 Career Planning and Industry Tours
Description
NANO 2151 This course will prepare students for the Nanoscience Technician Program fourth semester at the University of Minnesota and also for the job market upon graduation. Class discussion and guest speakers will advise students in selection of a specific career path, creation of a resume and portfolio, preparation and practice in job interviewing and options for continuing education. The industry tours will provide students with a broad experience of potential jobs and activities related to nanoscience in a variety of industrial settings. This internship will support career decisions and provide visual application of the concepts studied. Each student will spend a total of approximately 20 hours in various industrial settings, visiting 4 to 6 companies from various industries to complete the total 20 hours. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in the following courses; NANO1100, NANO1200 and NANO1210. Concurrent registration in NANO2100, NANO2110, NANO2120, NANO2130 and NANO2151.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO2151

1
NANO 2970 Industry Internship
Description
NANO 2970 Students will participate in observational internship at one or more industry locations. This internship will provide a broad base of application knowledge, which will complement and enhance specific course materials. Industry Task Force members have committed to providing internships.

Credits:

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NANO2970

2
Total Core Credits: 27

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
BIOL 1500 General Biology
Description
BIOL 1500 This course surveys the basic principles of biology. Content topics include fundamental concepts of cellular structure and metabolism, inheritance, biodiversity, ecology, and evolution. The lab component includes application of concepts with an emphasis on observation, the scientific method, and analysis. This course provides a foundation for students pursuing health-related careers as well as those in non-science majors. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: BIOL1500

4
CHEM 1500 Introduction to Chemistry
Description
CHEM 1500 This course is a broad introduction to chemistry - its principles and applications. It is intended for the non-science major. Topics include the scientific method, atomic structure, periodic table, general properties of matter, the development of the model of the atom, basics of chemical bonding, chemical equations and their uses, acids and bases, and oxidation reduction. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/01/2004 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: CHEM1500

4
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
MATS 1251 Statistics
Description
MATS 1251 Fundamental principles of inferential statistics are presented in lecture and supplemented with computer labs using Minitab software. Specific topics include descriptive and graphical statistics, fundamentals of counting and probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, chi-square tests, ANOVA, and nonparametrics. Meets MnTC Goal 4

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 4

Course Outline: MATS1251

4
MATS 1300 College Algebra
Description
MATS 1300 This course develops a student's ability to analyze and work with functions and graphs, as part of the preparation for a rigorous calculus sequence (taking this course together with MATS1320 is equivalent to precalculus). Topics include tests for symmetry, finding intercepts and asymptotes, constructing piece wise-defined functions, transformations, polynomial and rational functions, composite and inverse functiions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Techniques for solving linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic equations (with applications) are emphasized throughout the course. Systems of linear equations and matrix algebra are introduced, after wich sequences and series are also briefly introduced. Meets MnTC Goal 4

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 4

Course Outline: MATS1300

4
PHYS 1100 College Physics I
Description
PHYS 1100 This course is the first of two courses that cover non-calculus physics topics. These topics include: mechanics, concepts of energy and momentum, basic laws of motion, structure of matter, gas laws, heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound. Meets MnTC Goal 3. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: PHYS1100

4
PHYS 1200 College Physics II
Description
PHYS 1200 This course is the second of two courses that cover non-calculus physics topics. These topics include: fluids, thermal physics, direct and alternating currents, magnetism, light and optics, waves, and topics in modern physics. Meets MnTC goal 3. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 01/09/2006 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: PHYS1200

4
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
Total General Education Credits: 30
Total Program Credits: 72