ECE offering certificate in Nano-Science and Technology through the edX MicroMasters program
As part of its new online master’s degree through edX, with support from Kaplan Higher Education, Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will offer a certificate in Nano-Science and Technology through the edX MicroMasters® program.
Students will learn how to design advanced nanoelectronics and nanophotonics from the creators of nanoHUB, the global nanotechnology research and education portal, even with no prior background in nanotechnology or quantum mechanics. A uniquely-designed sequence of courses will help students develop a unified understanding of the essential physics of nanoscale electronic and photonic devices (e.g. field effect transistors, interconnects, lasers and modulators) as well as their important applications in integrated circuits and future electronic and photonic systems.
These courses are intended to be broadly accessible to students in any branch of science or engineering. Students should have a basic familiarity with calculus, elementary differential equations, and elementary circuit concepts such as Ohm’s law. No prior acquaintance with quantum mechanics is assumed. An introductory level understanding of basic semiconductor physics will also be helpful. This topic will be briefly reviewed in this MicroMasters® program and pointers to web-based lectures that cover background topics will be provided.
Completion of the MicroMasters program in Nano-Science and Technology could count toward the online MS in electrical and computer engineering through edX and Purdue or the MS or PhD in ECE on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus if a student is accepted into one of those programs. Additional MicroMasters programs in different Electrical and Computer Engineering areas are planned for 2020.