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Nanotechnology Practice Certificate

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College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 16
  • Degree: Nanotechnology Practice Certificate
The 16-credit nanotechnology practice certificate is awarded for successful completion of six courses that comprise the nanotechnology capstone program for students from Dakota County Technical College. The courses are offered by the College of Continuing Education in cooperation with the U of M College of Science and Engineering. This certificate is specifically intended to provide a professional credential for the DCTC students (and possibly nanotechnology students from other partner institutions in the future).
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Admission to this certificate is limited to students currently enrolled in the nanotechnology program offered through the Dakota County Technical College (DCTC).
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
With approval of the program, up to 6 credits of transfer coursework may be used to satisfy requirements for this certificate.
Certificate Requirements
MT 3111 - Elements of Microelectronic Manufacturing (3.0 cr)
MT 3112 - Elements of Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory (1.0 cr)
MT 3121 - Thin Films Deposition (3.0 cr)
MT 3131 - Introduction to Materials Characterization (4.0 cr)
MT 3141 - Principles and Applications of Bionanotechnology (4.0 cr)
MT 3142 - Nanoparticle Technology and Engineering Laboratory (1.0 cr)
 
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MT 3111 - Elements of Microelectronic Manufacturing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Common micro fabrication processes, how they are applied to CMOS manufacturing. prereq: Completion of physics, chemistry, [college algebra or precalculus] with grade of at least C-, 45 sem cr
MT 3112 - Elements of Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic process steps to make top-down micro-/nano-scaled structures. Oxidation, photolithography, electron beam lithography, chemical vapor deposition, etching, rapid thermal annealing, wet chemical/plasma etching. Students build test chip containing various micro-mechanical structures. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3111
MT 3121 - Thin Films Deposition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Thin film materials such as metals/oxides. Photolithography, methods of deposition. HV/UHV range. Vacuum evaporation, sputtering, chemical vapor deposition. prereq: Physics, chemistry, [college algebra or precalculus], 45 cr
MT 3131 - Introduction to Materials Characterization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Four methods: electron beam microscopy, optical microscopy/FTIR, proximal probe techniques, x-ray/ion beam scattering. Principles for, and information from, each method. prereq: Completion of physics, chemistry, [college algebra or precalculus] with grade of at least C-, 45 sem cr
MT 3141 - Principles and Applications of Bionanotechnology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to protein, lipid, and nucleic biochemistry. Biomolecule design, production using recombinant DNA technology. Use in nanodevices and nano-materials. Applications of biological molecules in bionanotechnology. Effects of Brownian motion. Biomolecular surfaces forces. Biomolecule structure alterations due to molecular interaction. Self-assembly. prereq: Completion of physics, chemistry, [college algebra or precalculus] with grade of at least C-, 45 sem cr
MT 3142 - Nanoparticle Technology and Engineering Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of challenges and tools for measuring properties of nanoaerosols. Optical particle counters, condensation particle counters, differential mobility analysis, electrosprays, atomizers, single-particle mass spectrometers. prereq: Completion of physics, chemistry, [college algebra or precalculus] with grade of at least C-, 45 sem cr