AET/MNanofabrication Manufacturing Technology

Bachelor of Science (AETM): Nanofabrication Technology

Bachelor of Science, Applied Engineering & Technology Management: Nanofabrication Technology Option

The Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NFMT) option provides students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for careers in designing and fabricating materials and devices through machining at the atomic level. Nanofabrication technology or molecular manufacturing cuts across many technological systems and industries, including microelectronic chip manufacturing, power semiconductors, micro-electromechanical devices, information storage, computer displays, optoelectronics, pharmaceuticals, sensors, and biomedicine. Introductory corses provide basic knowledge and skills in electronics and computer aided design and drafting. The Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Partnership enables a full semester of hands-on experiences in nanofabrication in the Nanofabrication Facility at Penn State’s University Park campus. Upper division courses at MU in chemistry and co-operative education develop advanced knowledge and industrial work experience in nanotechnology. Practical laboratory experiences within these courses enable students to work with processes, tools, equipment, and materials needed for making various nanotechnology innovations. Graduates of this option are prepared as nanofabrication technologists, application engineers, salespersons, trainers, and managers in micro- and nanotechnology high-tech manufacturing industries.

  • Upon the completion of the NFMT option, students will demonstrate the following technical competencies:
  • Demonstrate knowledge related to DC/AC circuits, electronic and magnetic fields, and analog and digital electronics.
  • Employ conventional board and computer-aided drafting systems in communicating and designing nanofabricated products.
  • Interpret safety and health issues, basic processes, materials modification, and quality assurance techniques for micro- and nanofabrication.
  • Use a variety of tools for machining at the atomic level that deposit films, remove films, and lay out the film deposition and removal areas, including physical vapor and chemical vapor deposition equipment, plasma deposition and etching tools, and electron beam and optical lithography.
  • Apply scientific and mathematical principles to analyze and solve nanofabrication manufacturing problems.
  • Synthesize the principles of chemistry required for designing and manufacturing selected nanotechnology materials, devices, and systems.
  • Retrieve and assess nanotechnology information from journals, periodicals, technical manuals, component substitution manuals, Internet, and other technical sources.
  • Describe the impact of microelectronics and nanotechnology on society.
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Associate of Technology (AET): Nanofabrication Technology

Associate of Technology, Applied Engineering & Technology , Nanofabrication Technology Option

The Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NFMT) option for the AT degree provides students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for careers in designing and fabricating materials and devices through machining at the atomic level. Nanofabrication technology cuts across many technological systems and industries, including microelectronic chip manufacturing, power semiconductors, micro-electromechanical devices, information storage, computer displays, optoelectronics, pharmaceuticals, sensors, and biomedicine. General education, the technological literacy core, and an introductory course in electricity and electronics are completed at MU. An 18-credit capstone semester of hands-on experiences in nanofabrication is then completed in the Nanofabrication Facility at Penn State’s University Park campus. A graduate of this option is prepared as a technician who works on a team with an equipment operator, and an engineer or a technologist in micro- and nanotechnology high-tech manufacturing industries.


Upon the completion of the NFMT option, the student will be able to perform the following technical competencies:

  • Demonstrate knowledge related to DC/AC circuits, electronic and magnetic fields, and active and passive electrical devices.
  • Interpret safety and health issues, basic processes, materials modification, and quality assurance techniques for micro- and nanofabrication.
  • Use a variety of tools for machining at the atomic level that deposit films, remove films, and lay out the film deposition and removal areas, including physical vapor and chemical vapor deposition equipment, plasma deposition and etching tools, and electron beam and optical lithography.
  • Apply scientific and mathematical principles to analyze and solve nanofabrication manufacturing problems.
  • Retrieve and assess nanotechnology information from journals, periodicals, technical manuals, component substitution manuals, Internet, and other technical sources.
  • Describe the impact of microelectronics and nanotechnology on society.
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