The Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) is offering a minor in Nano-Science and Technology for any student enrolled in an engineering curriculum. Students will be trained in the fundamentals of nano-scale materials, devices, and systems for a broad variety of applications. This is a multidisciplinary program consisting of courses from a variety of engineering disciplines. Completion of this minor will prepare undergraduate students for the global workforce by combining technical training in nano-science and technology with diversity awareness, engineering ethics, and an understanding of global issues in science and technology.
Technical Electives (9 credit hours required)
Students are required to complete three courses from the technical electives, which cover specific topics related to nano-science and technology. These courses are offered by a variety of engineering departments. To underscore the multidisciplinary nature of the minor, it is required that at least one of the technical electives comes from outside the student’s home department. The approved technical electives are listed here:
The above list can be supplemented by special topics classes when available. See coordinator for applicable options.
General Education Electives (6 total credits required)
The general education requirement will equip students with the professional skills necessary for success in a global engineering environment. These courses come from the NCSU General Education Program (GEP) lists, and may count towards a student’s GEP requirements as well as the minor.
One course is required from each of the two categories below:
Engineering Ethics (3 credit hours)
Diversity and Global Issues in Science and Technology (3 credit hours)
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Students must complete the Application for Nano-science and Technology Minor form available from the minor program administrator prior to enrolling in the minor. The program administrator will oversee admission to, and certify completion of the minor program. Prior to admission, qualified students will meet with the program administrator. During this meeting a plan of work for the minor detailing which courses will be taken each semester will be designed and signed by the student. Students will then be required to consult with the program administrator during each registration period to ensure satisfactory progress. All courses counted for the minor must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better. Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) or S/U basis. The program administrator will verify that all requirements have been met, and certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at N.C. State.
Elena Nicolescu Veety
Monteith Engineering Res. Ctr. 449
Campus Box 7911
Effective date: 1/2013
SIS Code: 14NSTM