Learn to create advanced substances that can be used in new ways – like reducing the weight of materials to increase efficiency, finding ways to test for environmental pollutants, or using miniature medical devices that can act at the molecular level to improve health.
Nanotechnology Engineering uses biology, chemistry, electronics, and quantum physics to research and design the elemental matter that composes the things and systems of our world.
While learning about matter on the nanoscale, you'll gain a broad base of knowledge from the interface of science and engineering that permits you to work across conventional disciplines – using science to solve problems.
About Nanotechnology Engineering
Gain 2 years of experience in the co-op program
Apply directly to this program on your application
Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree
Engineering school in Canada (US News & World Report 2016)
Offered through the
Faculty of Engineering
Students earn $17,800 on average per co-op term
- 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 high 80s
- An Admission Information Form is required
- Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements database
September to December
NE 100 - Intro to Nanotechnology
NE 101 - Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
NE 109 – Societal and Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology
NE 111 – Engineering Computing
NE 112 - Linear Algebra
NE 121 - Chemical Principles
MATH 117 - Calculus 1 for Engineering
January to April
After first year
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
- Microfluidics and Instrumentation Engineer Intern, Precision Nanosystems, Inc.
- Facilities Engineering, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
- Food Technologist, Catelli Foods
- Research Intern, Harvard University
- Injection Mould Engineering, Magna International
- Research Assistant, Canadian Space Agency
- Oil Properties Analyst, Environment Canada
- Polymer Synthesis and Reactor Design, Soochow University
- Assistant Lab Technician, Government of Prince Edward Island
Careers in Nanotechnology Engineering
As a Nanotechnology Engineering graduate, you might pursue further specialized studies, a position in industry or government, or your own start-up company. With your unique collection of skills and attributes, you'll be employable in many sectors, including environment and sustainability, mining and energy, semiconductor and electronics, and agriculture and food, to name just a few.
- 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.
Possible professional designation
- Visit the Nanotechnology Engineering website