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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6734
Tracking Number - 1854

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-10-06
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-06-16
  2. Department: Electrical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 2106000000
  5. Contact Person: Rudy Schlaf
  6. Phone: 48463
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EEL
  9. Number: 6734
  10. Full Title: Introduction to Nanotechnology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Intro to Nanotech
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Physics I, Chemistry I and Calculus I&II
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Basic nanotechnology fabrication and characterization techniques. Nanomaterials, Top-down and bottom-up assembly processes. Applications of nanotechnology.

  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes. Three times.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will gain an understanding of nanoscale characterization and fabrication techniques.
  31. 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.
  32. Textbooks: None. Course is based on scientific articles.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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