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Nanotechnology: Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Systems

Now Open!

The Nanotechnology: Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Systems graduate certificate offers insight into the processes, materials and applications that exploit the unique quantum and surface phenomena exhibited at a nanoscale. You'll explore trends in the engineering of functional systems at the molecular level, as well as outlooks on device fabrication and system integration. Through nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), this technical program will give you advanced and specialized skills in the field of electrical engineering.

You Will Learn

  • Current and future Micro/Nano systems technologies
  • Design, fabrication and testing methods of various Micro/Nano systems, such as electrical, mechanical and fluidic
  • Fundamental principles for design and analysis of microscales sensors, actuators, circuits and fluidics, including scaling laws, new technologies and fabrication processes

Who Should Apply

Engineers and scientists interested in the art of miniaturization technologies, seeking practical design methodologies and fabrication processes.

Earning the Certificate

  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Maintain a B average (GPA of 3.0) or better
  • Complete 3 required courses and 2 elective courses


To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.


$16,800 - $22,440 (15-17 units)
to complete the certificate

For course tuition, reduced tuition (SCPD member companies and United States Armed forces), and fees, please click Tuition & Fees

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete


Submit an inquiry and a representative will contact you.


Olav Solgaard, Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Microphotonics Laboratory