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Nanotechnology: Applications and Opportunities

Delivered in collaboration with Emeritus.

  • TIME COMMITMENT 6-8 hours/week
  • DURATION 6 weeks
  • FORMAT Online


MIT xPRO is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus to deliver this online course. By clicking LEARN MORE, you will be taken to a page where you can download the brochure and apply to the program via Emeritus.

  • Identify different nanomaterials and technologies, including their unique properties and functions.
  • Assess the potential for introducing or expanding nanotechnology applications in a given industry, and articulate the value they can add, from design to final application.
  • Analyze the pros and cons of current nanotechnology tools and methodologies.
  • Evaluate the potential for adopting nanomaterials to an integrated system and identify possible challenges.
  • Analyze prospective social impacts of nanotechnologies, including potential risks or concerns related to sustainability and public health.
  • Conduct a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis on a particular device and manufacturing process within a specific industry as part of your capstone project.