Nanoscience & Microsystems Engineering

What is Nanoscience?

Nanoscience is a scientific research field engaged in investigation of events that occur at sizes around a nanometer, or a billionth of a meter. UNM’s graduate program in Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering offers graduate students the opportunity for a collaborative degree with cutting edge technology. 

Graduate students enrolled in this degree benefit from the interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of New Mexico College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering.  Beyond the general requirements for the programs, students have the opportunity to work cooperatively with College of Pharmacy faculty.

Program Requirements

General education requirements can be found through the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering Graduate Program .  After a year of core curriculum, students select their area of research interest to complete focused coursework and thesis/dissertation research.

Students who partner with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences within the UNM College of Pharmacy engage with faculty and should also

  • Enroll in the Department’s seminar course (1 credit hour) for at least two semesters
  • Complete the Dosage Forms course (3 credit hours)
  • Complete the Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics course (3 credit hours)