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The multidisciplinary doctorate degree in microsystems engineering builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. This nanotechnology Ph.D. program provides a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems.


The program fulfills a critical need for an expanded knowledge base and expertise in the innovation, design, fabrication, and application of micro- and nano-scale materials, process, devices, components, and systems. RIT is an internationally recognized leader in education and research in the fields of microsystems and nanoscale engineering.

The curriculum is structured to provide a sound background and a thorough foundation in engineering and science through world-class education in the innovative application of educational technologies and research experiences.

Program highlights

The program is designed for students with a strong background in engineering and the physical sciences, and with an interest in hands on exploration into new fields of micro- and nano-systems.

  • The program has a renowned, multidisciplinary faculty that shares resources and expertise over a wide variety of micro- and nano-scale technologies. The program is administered by core faculty from RIT’s colleges of engineering and science.
  • Unique state-of-the art research laboratories have been developed to provide a focus for microsystems and nanoscale engineering research across traditional disciplinary boundaries. A semiconductor and microsystems fabrication clean-room constitute part of the research facilities, providing students access to the most advanced micro- and nano-electronic processing capabilities.
  • Students explore applications of microsystems and nanotechnology through close collaboration with industry and government laboratories.
  • Graduates have discovered exciting opportunities in new technology frontiers.

Plan of study

A combination of graduate course work and research are required for completion of the program. The course work requires a combination of foundation courses, major and minor technical area courses, and electives. The student must pass the qualifying exam, the candidacy exam and the dissertation defense exam to complete the degree requirements.

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Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (66 jam kredit)

Biaya kuliah
US$50.136,00 (Rp 716.228.571) per tahun
USD $50,136 is for 12-18 Credit Hours; USD $37,602 for 9 Credit Hours
Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan Agustus 2022


Kate Gleason College of Engineering

77 Lomb Memorial Drive,


New York,

14623, United States

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Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

To be eligible to apply for any RIT graduate program you must hold (or be in anticipation of) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Applicants must

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college in the physical sciences or engineering.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit scores from the GRE with minimum requirements of 156 (verbal), 156 (quantitative), and 3.5 writing.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required.

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