The Nano Science program focuses on scientific phenomena that occur at sizes around a nanometer. The first two years of the program give the student a solid foundation in basic sciences. A strong emphasis on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will provide students with a unique and versatile set of theoretical skills. During the last two years, students can choose one of four concentrations, namely; nano-medicine, bio-nanotechnology, nano chemistry or nanophysics. Most of the courses in the Nano Science program have an advanced lab component, giving students hands-on experience. In addition, all concentrations are carefully selected to have full support from various research institutes at Zewail City. Furthermore, capstone projects are directly linked to real-life problems that will help the graduate to have a running start immediately after graduation.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The educational objectives of the Nano Science program have been constructed in such a way to fulfil the mission and vision of Zewail City of Science and Technology. Nano Science program educational objectives (PEOs) are strongly relevant to career and professional accomplishments desired of students three to five years after their graduation. The following four-year Nano Science program objectives have been identified to satisfy constituents’ needs and fulfil the program’s mission.
Within a few years of graduation, Nano Science program alumni will have:
- Gained employment in academia, research, education, governmental sector, private sector or industry in the field of Nano Science in its broad context ranging from nanomaterials design, synthesis/fabrication, characterization, and applications.
- Created value by analyzing and designing sustainable solutions to problems involving biomedical, biotechnological, chemical, and industrial challenges via well-designing of appropriate advanced nanomaterials.
- Successfully engaged in advanced studies in Nano Science and establishing ties to international institutions.
- Actively participated in research development in Nano Science, both in theoretical and experimental fronts.
- Facilitated collaboration and built strong professional relationships by working successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and effectively communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Program Student Outcomes (SOs)
By the time of graduation, students should attain the following SOs:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or nanomaterial to meet desired needs.
- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environ
- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
- An ability to synthesize/fabricate, and characterize various types of nanomaterials with desirable characteristics for a specific application(s).
Program Educational Objectives Mapping to Student Outcomes