Nanotechnology is bringing enormous opportunities to new product and new business development. According to U.S. National Science Foundation estimates, by 2015 the annual global market for nanotechnology-related goods and services will top $1 trillion, thus making it one of the fastest-growing industries in history. There is an increasing demand from industry and academia for a well-trained workforce with both scientific background and professional skills to work in nanotechnology-related research, product development and commercialization.
Nanotechnology PSM Curriculum
- Core courses in Nanotechnology
- Elective courses in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Biology
- Professional development courses in business to earn the Graduate Certificate in Technology Ventures
- Research training
- Internship training
The Professional Science Master’s in Nanotechnology program at the University of Central Florida provides students with scientific education in nanotechnology and professional training in business and technology venture. This program incorporates both the higher level scientific content and business and entrepreneurial components that are necessary to drive innovative ideas in nanotechnology product development. The curriculum culminates with an internship that will provide work experience for each student. Students that complete this master’s program will be prepared with a unique set of technical and professional skills to work efficiently and competitively in nanotechnology-oriented businesses and entities.
Preparing for Employment
From the coursework in Nanotechnology and related science/engineering areas, students will gain basic knowledge as well as the most advanced developments and applications of nanoscale materials and devices. Through internship training, students will gain hands-on research and business experience in applying nanotechnology for new product development and commercialization. The Graduate Certificate in Technology Ventures focuses on the successful development of knowledge and skills needed to commercialize science and technology research.
2-Year Completion: Full time students can complete the Nanotechnology PSM program in two years.
The NanoScience Technology Center
The NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC) was formed in 2005 (from a nanoinitiative in 2001) with the goal to promote interdisciplinary research. Some areas of exploration at the NSTC include Green Energy, In Vitro Test Systems and nanochips, Functional Nanomaterials and sensors, and Assistive Robotics. The research intersects with other areas at UCF including biology, medicine, energy, microelectronics, and nanotechnology. The PSM degree will be the first degree from the NSTC specifically focusing on the applications of nanotechnology.
Why Nanotechnology PSM?
The Nanotechnology PSM is a comprehensive training program that will prepare students with the knowledge, management skills and mindset to pursue technology entrepreneurship or to work in industry that is poised to develop and commercialize new nanotechnology products.