Nanotechnology Engineering

Small-Scale Technology for Big-Picture Engineers

Develop your expertise in nanotechnology and become an engineering leader with one of the nation’s most innovative nanotechnology master’s programs. The UCR online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Materials at the Nanoscale is an exploration of nanoscale processes and applications, including the design, synthesis and processing of nanostructured materials.

Coursework covers a variety of high-level topics in nanoscience, including microelectromechanical systems and crystal structure, bonding and defects.

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Graduate in as few as 13 months

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No residency requirement

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Choose one of six specializations

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Enjoy flexible admissions and three start dates

Why a Master’s Degree in Nanoengineering?

Online nanotechnology master’s degree programs are more than exercises in education — they are investments that can pay big dividends in your professional future. A master’s in nanotechnology can open doors to a number of rewarding careers.

Chemists and materials scientists, for example, earn a median salary of more than $75,000 a year and a high-end salary of $129,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Materials engineers earn a median salary in excess of $93,000, with high-range pay of more than $148,000.








*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

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