Minor in Microsystems and Nanotechnology

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UW-Platteville’s minor in microsystems and nanotechnology is designed to prepare students to contribute to this rapidly developing field. In this minor, students build on their knowledge bases in their chosen disciplines (biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, engineering physics, or mechanical engineering). Students are introduced to the basic issues and ideas of microsystems/nanotechnology and to the interdisciplinary body of knowledge that allows scientists and engineers from different backgrounds to collaborate at the micro/nano scale. Students also gain training in experimental techniques for micro/nano scale fabrication and characterization, as well as participate in a research project.

The microsystems/nanotechnology minor consists of 24 credits, with some of these credits overlapping with several existing programs. By careful selection of elective courses within a student’s major, the student may complete this minor with only six credits beyond the number required for graduation. 

NOTE: No more than 18 credits of the minor can count toward major requirements.

REquired Courses (9 credits)

  • MSNT 1010 Introduction to Microsystems and Nanotechnology (1 cr)
  • MSNT 3940 Principles and Applications of Nanotechnology (4 cr)
  • MSNT 4230 Design and Simulation of MEMS (3 cr)  
    OR 
    GENENG 2930 Applications of Electrical Engineering (Chemsitry Majors only) (3 cr)
    OR
    CHEM 4130 + CHEM 4110 Physical Chemistry + Lab (Biology Majors only) (3 cr + 1 cr)
  • MSNT 4000 Research in Microsystems and Nanotechnology (1-3 cr)

Electives (15 credits)

Choose from the following:

  • BIOL 2040 Cell biology (4 cr)
  • BIOL 3240 Microbiology (4 cr)
  • BIOL 3330 Genetics (3 cr)
  • BIOL 3530 Biotechnology (3 cr)
  • BIOL 4040 Molecular Biology (3 cr)
  • BIOL 3620 Immunology (2 cr)
  • CHEM 2150 Quantitative Analysis (5 cr)
  • CHEM 3540 Organic Chemistry (4 cr)
  • CHEM 4630 Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • CHEM 4130 Physical Chemistry (3 cr)
  • EE 3020 Analog Electronics (4 cr)
  • EE 3130 Solid State Electronics (4 cr)
  • EE 3320/ME 4330 Automatic Controls (4 cr/3 cr)
  • EP 3640/EE 3140 Electric and Magnetic Fields (4 cr)
  • EP 3240 Applied Mechanics (4 cr)
  • EP 4140 Applied Optics (4 cr)
  • EP 4210 Sensors Laboratory (2cr)
  • EP 4220 Introduction to Quantum Electronics (2 cr)
  • ME 3040 Engineering Materials (3 cr)
  • ME 3230 Manufacturing Processes (3 cr)
  • ME 3330 Design of Machine Elements (3 cr)
  • ME 4430 Advanced Materials (3 cr)
  • ME 4500 Biomedical Engineering (3 cr)
  • ME 4830 Mechatronics (3 cr)
  • PHIL 2540 Science, Technology and Ethics (3 cr)

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