Nanotechnology 101 Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
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2 Continuing Education Units
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Nanotechnology 101 is a course that covers the overview of the history, manufacturing, and societal applications of nanomaterials. An emphasis will be placed on the ethics, societal impacts, and the future of nanotechnology.

After completing Nanotechnology 101, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • Understand the aspects of nanotechnology through its applications
  • Understand the development of nanotechnology
  • Understand the equipment which is used to develop nanomaterials
  • Understand the health, medicine, agriculture, and business implications of nanotechnology


A basic understanding of chemistry is required.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

Module 1. What is nanotechnology?

Module 2. The science of nanotechnology

Module 3. Carbon nanotube, nanowires, nanocrystals

Module 4. Nanotechnology in medicine & healthcare

Module 5. The business of nanotechnology

Module 6. Nanotechnology for Food, Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture, and Forestry

Module 7. Nanotechnology for a sustainable environment

Module 8. Commercial applications and outlook for the future


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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