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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (PA) - US


The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is an American private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

It is one of the Ivy League universities and one of the nine original Colonial Colleges in the United states.
Benjamin Franklin, Penn's founder, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology.

Penn offers a broad range of academic departments, an extensive research enterprise and a number of community outreach and public service programs. It is particularly well known for its medical school, dental school, design school, school of business, law school, communications school, nursing school, veterinary school, its social sciences and humanities programs, as well as its biomedical teaching and research capabilities.

Its undergraduate programs are also among the most selective in the country (12.1% acceptance rate). One of Penn's most well known academic qualities is its emphasis on interdisciplinary education, which it promotes through numerous joint degree programs, research centers and professorships, a unified campus, and the ability for students to take classes from any of Penn's schools (the "One University Policy").

All of Penn's schools exhibit very high research activity. Penn is consistently included among the top five research universities in the United States, and among the top research universities in the world, for both quality and quantity of research.

The Master's degree in Nanotechnology prepares students for this profession with a solid foundation in the three technical core areas: Nanofabrication, Devices and Properties, and Biotechnology; as well as Commercialization, and Societal Impacts of Technology. Courses are offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wharton School.

Requires 10 course units:

Two required core courses
Two from Synthesis, Materials and NanoFabrication
Two recommended from Behavior, Properties, and Devices
Two from Biology and Biotechnology
Two from Technology Management and Commercialization Electives Approved by the Director

In addition students must attend AND SUBMIT 1-PAGE REPORT S FOR 4 technical seminars offered by any of the relevant departments. Note that the selection of electives must meet the program requirements specified by the academic faculty committee. Not all combinations would be approved, but several typical combinations are illustrated under following link

http://www.masters.nano.upenn.edu/program/ sample_curricula.html

Nanotechnology is a highly interdisciplinary field. A bachelor's degree in any of the following fields is appropriate: physics, chemistry, bioengineering, materials science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering and applied science. The structure allows students to match their background and interests to the curriculum in preparation for exciting new challenges.

Admission is based on a variety of factors including your school, degree & grades, test scores, personal statement, recommendations as well as prior work/research experience. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

http://www.masters.nano.upenn.edu/



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Swapil Paliwal
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University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

 


   
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