Nanotechnology Systems

Program Information

Faculty:Engineering Technologies
Field of Study:Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Description:Nanotechnology (often shortened to "nanotech") is the study of materials and systems at an atomic and molecular scale. The sizes involved in these studies are based on the nanometre (nm) which is one billionth of a metre (or 0.000000001m). Nanotechnology is creating many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in electronics, biochemistry, medicine, and energy production. Following investment by the Province, Alberta is fast becoming the Canadian hub for nanotechnology.

The Program will provide a strong foundation of electronics, material science, instrumentation, chemistry, and biochemistry, supported by courses in communications, ethics, and management. Students will gain lab experience and learn clean room protocols in sessions at partner instititutions located at the University of Alberta and the Edmonton Research Park. Students will work with equipment and systems used by manufacturing companies and researchers alike.
URL:Nanotechnology Systems at NAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,550

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*62

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Pure Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Science 

Applicants with other math courses like the previous Alberta Learning designations of Mathematics 30 and Mathematics 33 will be considered on an individual basis by the registrar. Math updating or upgrading may be required. An interest in and an aptitude for physics is a definite asset.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 24, 2016