5 Courses Required

As of March 1st, 2019 this certificate is no longer available, but is still recognized by Stanford University. Students who earned this certificate completed five courses from the four listed to the right.

If you participated in the program and would like to access your records of completion, please contact Student & Client Services at scpd-information@stanford.edu.


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.

Additional Details

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

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


To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.


Tuition is based on the number of units you take. See our Tuition & Fees page for more information.

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