Regular and Co-op

Understanding the world at the molecular level is increasingly important for the development of many new technologies. This is the realm of nanoscience, an inherently multidisciplinary approach to the study of materials at the nanoscale, which is underpinned by chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering. A wide range of industries such as food, textiles, medical, space, cosmetics and electronics are looking to the nanoscale to improve their manufacturing processes and products, and they need to hire people who are trained in nanoscience. It is estimated that products involving nanomaterials will add approximately $1 trillion to the global economy by 2015, and that there will be seven million jobs generated globally within the next decade. As work continues at the nanoscale, more and more materials and nano-enabled products will be developed.

By enrolling in our B.Sc. Nanoscience program, you will receive excellent instruction and mentoring from internationally recognized faculty who welcome and encourage interaction with students. The nanoscience laboratory will give you training on state-of-the-art scientific equipment such as atomic force microscopes which are so sensitive that you’ll be able to “see” at the atomic scale by “feeling” the surface of structures. In fourth year, you will have the option of enrolling in research courses where, instead of the traditional classroom setting, you will be doing research with a professor working on a current nanoscience research project. The Co-operative Education option will provide you with the opportunity to gain real industrial experience during your degree program. Following the completion of your degree, you can continue your studies at the frontiers of nanoscience research or in professional schools such as teaching or medicine, or you can pursue research in an industrial setting.

A complete listing of all courses required for this major can be found in the Schedule of Studies and Co-op Schedule of Studies located in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Information about what students have done with a Nanoscience major can be found on the Career Services website.

Information regarding research and faculty involved in the Nanoscience major can be found at:

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