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Gain a deeper understanding of the latest in nanoscale technology. Through this professional graduate certificate, you learn to create new materials and devices and help design novel solutions that address challenges in medicine, engineering, and the environment.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand the fundamentals of nanoscale physical and biological systems and their applications in medicine. These include concepts in nanomaterials and their use with biocomponents and systems for visualization, labeling, drug delivery, and cancer research.
- Prepare biological materials, as well as training to use optical fluorescence, scanning, and transmission electron microscopes to examine the nanoscale world.
- Apply the concepts of design, testing, and prototyping for a microfluidic device and basic microscopy training for biological materials.
- Design and develop new products, such as product development for pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.
No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
Earning the Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete the five certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The professional graduate certificate in Nanotechnology requires five courses.
You may choose any five courses from the Nanotechnology certificate course group, using the certificate course search.