EGRT 200 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

Course Description

This course is an introduction for the Engineering Technology (EGRT) students to the physical, chemical and biological principles of nanotechnology. The course provides information on prevalent nanofabrication methods and materials, and familiarizes the students with the tools of Nano measurements. The history, societal impact and the involvement of nanotechnology in everyday life are also discussed.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

An understanding of the effects and phenomena at the Nano scale that control the properties and applications of various materials
An understanding of basic top-down and bottom up nanofabrication methods
Knowledge of the specific properties of nanomaterial and how to use them most effectively
An understanding of the properties of Nano composites and fibers important for technology applications
Knowledge of the tools for Nano measurements
Knowledge of basic ideas in Nano biotechnology and medical nanotechnology
An appreciation of the role of nanotechnology in sustainability and society

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Prereq ENG 050, REA 050, MAT 151