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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Nanotechnology (M.Sc.)


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Masters of Science in Nanotechnology


The Masters of Science in Nanotechnology provides academic excellence in advanced sciences and technologies through an interdisciplinary education in the fields of materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering preparing students for careers in industry, education and research, with the capacity necessary to compete and excel in the ever expanding world of nanotechnology.


This program is facilitated by the available state of the art equipment at the Yousef Jamil Science and Technology Research Center (YJSTRC).


A total of 33 credit hours are required for the Masters of Science degree. This consists of 24 credit hours of courses, 6 credit hours of thesis work, and 3 credit hours of seminar.


Program Objectives:


The Masters of Science in Nanotechnology graduates scientists and engineers who:

  1. Have the knowledge of the enabling technologies and the key aspects relevant to application in nanotechnology
  2. Foster a strong culture of interdisciplinary research and development at AUC, Egypt and the region
  3. Engage in advanced academic and research careers
  4. Excel in an interdisciplinary environment both as individuals and within a team
  5. Seize and develop commercial opportunities in the fast-advancing nanotechnology field locally and globally.


Admissions


A bachelor’s degree in sciences or engineering, with minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for admissions into the nanotechnology master’s program. Admission is also subject to the general university requirements for graduate program. For those students whose grade records indicate promising ability, but who otherwise are not have adequate preparation in sciences or engineering, admission may be granted under the requirement that remedial courses will be taken.
 

Courses (24 credit hours):


The program of study is planned with the faculty advisor, and should include a minimum of 9 hours of core courses and a minimum of 12 credit hours of electives:

III. General Elective Courses (Maximum 6 credit hours)


A maximum of two courses are selected as electives. The courses are selected from a set of graduate courses in all engineering disciplines, physical sciences, social sciences, management and other related graduate or 4000-level courses subject to advisor’s and chair’s approval.

Thesis (9 credit hours)


Each student must submit a thesis topic that has been approved by a faculty supervisor by the end of the first academic year. Various research topics are discussed in SCI 5940 , Graduate Thesis Seminar. Students must complete SCI 5940  before registering for thesis credits. To insure adequate faculty consultation on the thesis, the student must register for the Research Thesis Guidance course (NANO 5980 ) by the completion of 18 credit hours. The NANO 5980  course must be registered over two consecutive semesters after which the course may be registered for one credit hour each semester until completion of the program requirement.

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