The Master of Science in Nanotechnology Non-Thesis Track program provides students with knowledge and research training in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The program prepares students for seeking employment in industry and academia involved in nanotechnology research, product development, and commercialization, or to pursue advanced PhD degrees in related areas.
Applicants should have obtained an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas: physics, chemistry, biology, or engineering.
12 Total Credits
- Complete at least 4 of the following:
- IDS6250 - Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3)
- IDS6252 - Biomedical Nanotechnology (3)
- IDS6253 - Bioanalytical Technology (3)
- IDS6254 - Nanofabrication and Characterization (3)
- IDS6255 - Nanotechnology in Energy and Sustainability (3)
3 Total Credits
- Complete all of the following
- Earn at least 3 credits from the following:
- IDS6908 - Directed Independent Studies (3)
- Students will receive basic training under the supervision of a NanoScience Technology Center faculty to conduct research, including ethical training, safety training, attending seminar presentations, conduction a literature survey, and using various instrumentation techniques for research.
15 Total Credits
- Complete all of the following
- Complete all of the following Open Elective Courses
- Earn at least 6 credits from the following:
- IDS6257 - Principles and Techniques of Nanobiology (3)
- IDS6258 - Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Rechargeable Batteries (3)
- IDS6260 - Electrical and Optical Properties of Nanoscale Materials and Devices (3)
- IDS6261 - Nanotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture (3)
- EMA5586 - Photovoltaic Solar Energy Materials (3)
- EMA5060 - Polymer Science and Engineering (3)
- EMA6518 - Transmission Electron Microscopy (3)
- EMA6605 - Materials Processing Techniques (3)
- OSE5312 - Light Matter Interaction (3)
- MCB5225 - Molecular Biology of Disease (3)
- PCB5238 - Immunobiology (3)
- PCB5236 - Cancer Biology (3)
- CHM6710 - Applied Analytical Chemistry (3)
- Elective courses may be chosen from the following recommended course list. Core courses taken beyond the 4-core course requirement may be used to satisfy the elective course requirement. Other courses may be taken as elective courses upon the approval of your graduate program director.
- Earn at least 9 credits from the following types of courses: As part of completing programmatic requirements, student must also select an additional 9 credit hours of open elective courses in the general field of science, engineering, or business. These courses must be at the graduate level and be approved by the Program Director before registration. To be noted, one of these open electives could also be another 3 credit hours of Independent Study to continue research training under the supervision of a faculty.
Grand Total Credits: 30
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student's graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.