Nanotechnology Systems

Program Information
School: NAIT
Faculty: Engineering Technologies
Degree: Diploma
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.
Website: Nanotechnology Systems at NAIT
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
National: $4,550
Scholarships: 19 scholarship(s)
Careers: 1 career(s)
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.

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 Pure Mathematics
  • Grade 12 Physics or Grade 12 Chemistry or Grade 12 Biology or Grade 12 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.

* 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 July 7, 2014

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