Opportunities for careers that involve nanoscale research and technology are increasingly common, as many industry sectors incorporate nano science and engineering in their research and product development cycles.

NE graduates’ inter-disciplinary education, experience with state-of-the-art technology and safe clean-room practices, along with their natural curiosity and hands-on co-op experience, make them ideal candidates for industry positions that involve nanotechnology.

What’s more, having been immersed in a specialty that crosses boundaries between traditional disciplines, NE grads have learned the problem solving, critical thinking and communications skills they need to quickly understand new concepts and share pertinent ideas to collaborate and innovate. With these valuable skills, NE grads often find satisfying work in careers beyond those typically categorized as ‘nano,’ including those related to polymers and materials, pharmaceuticals, industrial engineering, programming, consulting and financial analytics.

A degree in Nanotechnology Engineering provides a diverse set of skills that position NE graduates for many exciting career paths.

Employment sectors

The chart below provides a high-level summary of the sectors in which NE grads have found employment after graduation. It uses survey data collected from students who graduated from the NE program between 2010 and 2015.

Nanotechnology Engineering career sectors

career pie chart Academic 6% Agriculture & Food 1% Automation & Robotics 1% Business & Finance 10% Consulting 6% Government 4% Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals 11% Semiconductors & Electronics 14% Manufacturing 7% Mining & Energy 5% Software/IT 17% Entrepreneur 14% Other 5%

Nanotechnology careers

Click on the links below to see some of the jobs held by NE graduates.