Scientific Instrumentation Science Instrumentation

The Science Instrumentation Track is offered through the College of Science.  There are four focus areas within the Track:

  • Physical Sensors
  • Biomedical Sensors
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Micro/Nanotechnology

Graduate Students in the Science Instrumentation Track take advanced science courses within these four focus areas and choose electives based on their professional goals. These areas of study include:

  • Applied Modern Optics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrophysiology and Bioelectricity
  • Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes
  • Instrumental Analysis of Process Products
  • Integrated Circuit Microfabrication
  • Medical Imaging Systems
  • Microsensors and Actuators
  • Nano medicine
  • Nanostructure Materials
  • Optics in Biology
  • Physical Nature of Surfaces
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Spectroscopy
  • Wireless Communication Systems

Program Objectives

  • Provide professional scientists an opportunity to earn a graduate science or math degree that increases their core scientific knowledge and quantitative skills.
  • Develop leadership and management skills that will be highly valued by industry, government, and non-profits.
  • Include a Professional Experience (Internship) project, facilitated by an external sponsor and reviewed by a student’s Supervisory Committee, which integrates the practical application of scientific and professional knowledge.

Program Outcomes

  • Complete a course of study that increases their core scientific knowledge aligned with their professional goals.
  • Complete the Professional Experience (Internship) project, preparing a report for the student’s Supervisory Committee, and publicly presenting a summary of the project.
  • Apply Transferable (Business) Skills to the Professional Experience project.
  • Demonstrate Advanced Quantitative Skills academically and professionally.

The Professional Master of Science and Technology degree is offered through the College of Science and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and the program is administered through the Graduate School. The PMST Executive Committee consists of representatives from four academic departments and the PMST Program Director.