Nanoengineering Minor

Nanoengineering, and its underlying science and engineering skills, has now become embedded in academic and industrial sectors spanning the electronics industry, communications, sustainable and legacy energy, medical diagnostics and devices, micro electrical mechanical systems, and new materials for the automotive, aviation and manufacturing sectors.

The minor provides students with an understanding of both the structure and the application of nanomaterials and includes a range of electives connected to their core programs.


All undergraduate Engineering students are eligible to pursue the Nanoengineering Minor.

Nanoengineering Minor enrolment form (PDF).


Students in the Nanoengineering Minor must successfully complete of a minimum of six (6) 1-semester courses including mandatory and elective courses. Of the four (4) electives you may choose, at least two must be from the Advanced category. In all cases, students must ensure they meet the requirements of their chosen Engineering degree program or major.


• MSE 219H1F: Structure & Characterization of Materials
• Thesis or Capstone Design course strongly related to nanoengineering. This requires approval by the Director of the Nanoengineering Minor. Thesis and capstone courses are not subject to the core course limit.


Three (or four) other courses from the list of electives below. If the thesis or capstone project is only 0.5 FCE weight, students will require four electives.
Courses in italics are Engineering Science courses.

Of the courses required, one course (0.5 FCE) can also be a core course in a student’s program, if applicable. Thesis and capstone are exempt from this limit.

Of the three elective courses, at least two must be from the Advanced category.

Some Departments may require students select their electives from a pre-approved subset. Please contact your Academic Advisor for details.

Arts & Science Courses listed below may be considered eligible electives for students taking the Nanoengineering Minor, subject to the student meeting any prerequisite requirements. Students must also seek the approval of their home program to ensure that they meet their degree requirements. In situations where these courses don’t meet those of their home program, students can elect to take these as extra courses.

Introductory Level Advanced Level
BME 346H1S: Biomedical Engineering & Omics Technologies

ECE 330H1S: Quantum & Semiconductor Physics

ECE 335H1F: Introduction to Electronic Devices

ECE 350H1S: Semiconductor Electronic Devices

PHY 358H1S: Atoms, Molecules & Solids

BME 440H1S: Biomedical Engineering Technology & Investigation

CHE 475H1S: Biocomposites: Mechanics & Bioinspiration

CHE 562H1F: Applied Chemistry IV: Applied Polymer Chemistry, Science & Engineering

CHM 325H1: Introduction to Inorganic & Polymer Materials Chemistry

CHM 328H1: Modern Physical Chemistry

CHM 338H1: Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

ECE 427H1F: Photonic Devices

FOR 424H1S: Innovation & Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials

MSE 430H1F: Electronic Materials

MSE 443H1S: Composite Material Engineering

MSE 438H1F: Computational Materials

MSE 459H1F: Synthesis of Nano Structured Materials

MSE 462H1S: Materials Physics II

MSE 451H1S: Advanced Physical Properties of Structural Nanomaterials

MSE 458H1S: Nanotechnology in Alternate Energy Systems

MIE 506H1S: MEMS Design & Microfabrication

MIE 517H1S: Fuel Cell Systems

PHY 427H1F/S: Advanced Physics Laboratory

PHY 450H1S: Relativistic Electrodynamics

PHY 452H1S: Statistical Mechanics

PHY 456H1F: Quantum  Mechanics II

PHY 485H1F: Laser Physics

PHY 487H1F: Condensed Matter Physics

Thesis or Design Project with approval of the Director of the Minor


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