At a glance
- Available as a co-op program only
- Starts in first year so apply directly to this program on your application
- Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nanotechnology Engineering
- Offered by the Faculty of Engineering
About the program
Nanotechnology Engineering applies ideas from chemistry, quantum physics, biology, and electronics to build objects through manipulations at the atomic or molecular level.
As a nanotechnology engineer, you'll build structures ranging from one to one hundred nanometers (billionths of a metre). You'll use mathematics, science, and engineering to model, design, and make structures for sensors, electronics, biosystems, or advanced materials.
After you graduate, you'll be able to apply your knowledge to create advanced materials that can be used in new ways. For example, you could reduce the weight of materials to increase efficiency, find new ways to test for environmental pollutants, or work in the medical field using miniature devices that can act at the molecular level.
- Ontario students: 6 Grade 12 U and/or M courses including
- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Admission averages: Individual selection from the low to mid-90s
- An Admission Information Form is required
- Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements database
September to December
NE 100 - Introduction to Nanotechnology Engineering
NE 101 - Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
NE 111 – Introduction to Engineering Computing
NE 112 - Linear Algebra for Nanotechnology Engineers
NE 109 – Societal and Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology
NE 121 - Chemical Principles
MATH 117 - Calculus 1 for Engineering
January to April
NE 102 - Introduction to Nanomaterials Health Risk; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
NE 113 - Introduction to Computational Methods
NE 122 - Organic Chemistry for Nanotechnology Engineers
NE 125 - Introduction to Material Science and Engineering
NE 131 - Physics for Nanotechnology Engineering
MATH 119 - Calculus 2 for Engineering
What other courses will you take?
- See the range of courses available in Nanotechnology Engineering. You can also view a list of the courses you’ll be required to take for your degree.
By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.
Sample co-op positions
- Industry Internship Program, WORLDiscoveries
- Android Integration Engineering, QUALCOMM Inc
- Trainee Technical Support Engineering, Paperless Trail Inc
- Research Assistant, University of Rajasthan
- Web Programmer, CPCS Transcom Ltd
- Assistant Lab Technician, Government of Prince Edward Island
- Commissioning Assistant, CFMS Consulting INC
- Capital Markets Intern, Milliman Inc
Co-op work/study sequences
Fall = September to December, Winter = January to April, Spring = May to August
- Test Process Engineer, Angstrom Engineering Inc.
- R&D Engineer, Qidni Labs Inc.
- Control Engineer, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
- Co-Founder, Suncayr
- Physics Technician, University of Alberta
- Process Engineer, Procter & Gamble Inc.
- Nanotechnology Specialist, Intlvac
- Research Engineer, iNano Medical Inc.