University at Albany

M.S. in Nanoscale Engineering

Program Description

The M.S. degree programs provide a solid foundation in the emerging interdisciplinary fields of Nanoscale Science and Nanoscale Engineering in preparation for entry into the workforce or for further graduate study and research leading to a doctoral degree. Selected M.S. science and engineering tracks pertain to the nanoelectronic, optoelectronic, optical, nanosystems, energy, and nanobiological fields. Students accepted into one of the NSE M.S. degree programs are strongly recommended to construct a preliminary program of graduate study with the assistance of their academic advisor at the completion of the first year of study.

Focus Areas

  • Design, processing, fabrication, testing, and integration of nanoelectronic structures and devices
  • Testing and hybridization of optoelectronic/photonic devices in system-on-a-chip (SOC)
  • Applications in energy and environmental areas including fuel cells, solar cells, superconductors, sensors, power electronics, and supercapacitors

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Nanotechnology research
  • Materials science
  • Semiconductor industry
  • Environmental engineering
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • Microelectronics and microfabrication
  • Optoelectronics
  • Nanofabrication and instrumentation
  • Quality control and testing

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes