Minor Nanotechnology

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Minor Nanotechnology(21 Credits)

    Offered by:Chemical Engineering
    Degree:Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirement:

Through courses already offered in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, depending on the courses completed, undergraduate students will acquire knowledge in some of the following areas related to nanotechnology:

- Nanomaterial synthesis and processing approaches
- Physicochemistry and quantum behavior of nanomaterials
- State-of-the-art techniques for nanomaterial characterization and detection
- Applications of nanomaterials in engineered solutions
- Nanomaterials in medicine and pharmacology
- Nanomaterials in electronics and energy
- Environmental, health, and social impacts of nanomaterials

Minor program credit weight: 21-22 credits

Minor Adviser: Prof. N. Tufenkji, Wong Building, Room 4300

Students must complete 21 credits of courses as indicated below. A maximum of 12 credits of courses in the student's major may double-count with the Minor.

Students who have not taken the listed prerequisites for any of these courses should ensure that they have the adequate background and/or meet with the instructor before registering for the course. Permission from the instructor and/or department may be required.

The program is open to undergraduate students that are in Year 2 or higher.



    Complementary Courses (21-22 credits)

    Group A
    Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits from the following list of courses:


    • BIEN 510 Eng'd Nanomtls for Biomed Appl 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BMDE 508 Intro. to Micro & Nano-Bioeng 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • CHEE 521 Nanomat & the Aquatic Environ 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • CHEM 534 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • CIVE 521 Nanomat & the Aquatic Environ 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • ECSE 535 Nanoelectronic Devices 3 Credits**
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MIME 570 Micro & Nano-Fabrication Fund. 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHYS 534 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3 Credits*
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Group B
    Students will be required to take up to 18-19 credits of courses from Group B, depending on how many courses from Group A were taken.



      Bioengineering


      • BIEN 520 High Throughput Bio Devices 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • BIEN 550 Biomolecular Devices 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Chemical Engineering


      • CHEE 380 Materials Science 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEE 515 Mtl Surfaces:A Biomimetic Appr 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEE 543 Plasma Engineering 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEE 582 Polymer Science & Engineering 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEE 585 Foundations of Soft Matter 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEE 587 Chem Processing:ElectronicsInd 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Chemistry


      • CHEM 334 Advanced Materials 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEM 531 Chem of Inorganic Materials 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEM 582 Supramolecular Chemistry 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEM 585 Colloid Chemistry 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEM 587 Topics in Modern Anal Chem 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Electrical Engineering


      • ECSE 423 Fundamentals of Photonics 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECSE 430 Photonic Devices and Systems 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECSE 433 Phys Basis of Trans Devices 4 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECSE 519 Semicon Nanostr & Nanophot Dev 3 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECSE 536 RF Microelectronics 3 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECSE 571 Optoelectronic Devices 3 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • ECSE 596 Optical Waveguides 3 Credits**
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 262 Prop.Materials in Elec. Eng. 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Mechanical Engineering


      • MECH 500 Sel Topics in Mechanical Eng 3 Credits***
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MECH 553 Design & Manuf of Microdevices 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MECH 556 Microfluidics and BioMEMS 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 260 Materials Science&Engineering 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Materials Engineering


      • MIME 261 Structure of Materials 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 467 Electronic Properties of Mtls 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 515 Mtl Surfaces:A Biomimetic Appr 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 542 Transmission EM 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 558 Engineering Nanomaterials 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 569 Electron Beam Analysis of Mtls 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • MIME 571 Surface Engineering 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Pharmacology


      • PHAR 504 Drug Discovery & Development 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Physics


      • BIOL 319 Introduction to Biophysics 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHYS 319 Introduction to Biophysics 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHYS 446 Majors Quantum Physics 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • PHYS 558 Solid State Physics 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      * Students can take only one course from each set of the following courses:
      - MIME 260, MIME 261, MIME 262 or CHEE 380
      - CHEE 515 or MIME 515
      - CHEE 521 or CIVE 521
      - CHEM 534 or PHYS 534
      - BIOL 319 or PHYS 319

      ** A 3.0 or higher CGPA is required in order to take these courses.
      *** When topic is appropriate, with approval from the Minor Adviser.