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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6734

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-10-06
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1854 2005-06-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 2106000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Rudy Schlaf 48463

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6734 Introduction to Nanotechnology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Intro to Nanotech
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Physics I, Chemistry I and Calculus I&II



    Course Description

    Basic nanotechnology fabrication and characterization techniques. Nanomaterials, Top-down and bottom-up assembly processes. Applications of nanotechnology.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course was introduced to give students an opportunity to be introduced to nanotechnology, which is considered to be one of the most significant current scientific developments.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course has already been taught three times and the average graduate enrollement is about 15 students per semester.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes. Three times.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Expertise in nanotechnology, materials science, physics, chemistry and biology.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Review the possibilities offered by the nanotechnology revolution

    Introduce basic quantum mechanical principles

    Introduce various nanomaterials, principal fabrication approaches and nano-scale characterization tools.

    Discuss applications for nanotechnology.

    Discuss possible impact on society by nanotechnology revolution.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will gain an understanding of nanoscale characterization and fabrication techniques.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to quantum physics. Limitations of conventional semiconductor manufacturing. Quantum dot devices. Scanning probe methods. Beam based techniques. Top-down fabrication. Nanomaterials. Self-assembly methods. Biological self-assembly.

    D. Textbooks

    None. Course is based on scientific articles.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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