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Engineering - Nanotechnology Engineering (Online), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 months
University rank #149 (BCR) Online
Develop your expertise in nanotechnology and become an engineering leader with one of the nation’s most innovative nanotechnology master’s programs. The UCR online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Materials at the Nanoscale is an exploration of nanoscale processes and applications, including the design, synthesis and processing of nanostructured materials.
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Coursework covers a variety of high-level topics in nanoscience, including microelectromechanical systems and crystal structure, bonding and defects.

Online nanotechnology master’s degree programs are more than exercises in education — they are investments that can pay big dividends in your professional future. A master’s in nanotechnology can open doors to a number of rewarding careers.

Chemists and materials scientists, for example, earn a median salary of more than $75,000 a year and a high-end salary of $129,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Materials engineers earn a median salary in excess of $93,000, with high-range pay of more than $148,000.

The online Master of Science in Engineering is a comprehensive engineering program that encompasses both leadership strategy and technical skills. Coursework includes 16 credits of core engineering classes, plus 16 credits within your specialization, helping you tailor the program to your area of expertise.

To accommodate busy professionals, the online Master of Science in Engineering does not include a required residency. Instead, students participate in 4 one-credit capstone courses throughout the program, providing a rich learning experience that comes with maximum flexibility.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thermodynamic Foundations of Materials 
  • Crystal Structure and Bonding 
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering 
  • Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems 
  • Engineering in the Global Environment 
  • Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers 
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering 
  • Principles of Engineering Management 

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • GPA
  • GRE/FE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)
  • Evidence of significant professional engineering experience
  • Professional certifications
  • Reference letters

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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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