Nanotechnology: Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Systems

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



The Nanotechnology: Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Systems graduate certificate offers insight into the processes, materials and applications that exploit the unique quantum and surface phenomena exhibited at a nanoscale. You'll explore trends in the engineering of functional systems at the molecular level, as well as outlooks on device fabrication and system integration. Through nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), this technical program will give you advanced and specialized skills in the field of electrical engineering.

You Will Learn

  • Current and future Micro/Nano systems technologies
  • Design, fabrication and testing methods of various Micro/Nano systems, such as electrical, mechanical and fluidic
  • Fundamental principles for design and analysis of microscales sensors, actuators, circuits and fluidics, including scaling laws, new technologies and fabrication processes
  • Who Should Apply

    Engineers and scientists interested in the art of miniaturization technologies, seeking practical design methodologies and fabrication processes.

    Earning the Certificate

  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Maintain a B average (GPA of 3.0) or better
  • Complete 3 required courses and 2 elective courses
  • Prerequisites

    A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.


    To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.


    $18,900 - 21,420 (15 - 17 units)
    to complete the certificate

    For course tuition and fees, please click
    Tuition & Fees

    Time to Complete Certificate

    1-2 years average
    3 years maximum to complete


    Submit an inquiry to receive more information.


    Olav Solgaard, Professor of Electrical Engineering,
    Microphotonics Laboratory