Students in the University of Waterloo’s ground-breaking Nanotechnology Engineering program have hands-on experience with leading-edge technology and laboratory equipment. They also have a broad base of knowledge from the interface of science and engineering, which they can use to work across conventional disciplines. They use concepts from biology, chemistry, electronics and quantum physics to research, design and manipulate systems measured in billionths of a metre.
Nano students’ unique collection of skills and attributes make them an excellent fit for work in many sectors. Co-op Nano students work in a variety of industries and roles, often making notable contributions to their workplace. Graduates of our program share their skills in Canada and around the world, where they pursue graduate studies, secure high-level industry positions and start their own companies – often with the support of the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
As you’ll learn, Waterloo’s Nano students are making a difference, applying their unique skills and knowledge to make our world a better place: