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.


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 Option.

Mandatory: MSE 219H1F: Structure and Characterization of Materials.

Choose one:

  • ECE 442H1F: Introduction to Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Technologies
  • Departmental thesis or design course on nano topic

Select four electives from the following courses (at least two must be from the Advanced Level):

Introductory Level Advanced Level
Biomedical Engineering & Omics Technologies (BME 346H1S)

Quantum and Semiconductor Physics (ECE 330H1S)Introduction to Electronic Devices (ECE 335H1F)Semiconductor Electronic Devices (ECE 350H1S)

Atoms, Molecules & Solids (PHY 358H1S)
Biomedical Engineering Technology & Investigation (BME 440H1S)

Biocomposites: Mechanics & Bioinspiration (CHE 475H1S)

Applied Chemistry IV: Applied Polymer Chemistry, Science and Engineering (CHE 562H1F)

Introduction to Inorganic & Polymer Materials Chemistry (CHM 325H1)

Modern Physical Chemistry (CHM 328H1)

Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 338H1)

Photonic Devices (ECE 427H1F)

Innovation & Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials (FOR 424H1S)

Electronic Materials (MSE 430H1F)

Polymers and Composites Engineering (MSE 432H1S)

Computational Materials (MSE 438H1F)

Synthesis of Nano Structured Materials (MSE 459H1F)

Materials Physics II (MSE 462H1S)

Advanced Physical Properties of Structural Nanomaterials (MSE 451H1S)

Nanotechnology in Alternate Energy Systems (MSE 458H1S)

MEMS Design & Microfabrication (MIE 506H1S)

Fuel Cell Systems (MIE 517H1S)

Advanced Physics Laboratory (PHY 427H1F/S)

Relativistic Electrodynamics (PHY 450H1S)

Statistical Mechanics (PHY 452H1S)

Quantum  Mechanics II (PHY 456H1F)

Laser Physics (PHY 485H1F)

Condensed Matter Physics (PHY 487H1F)

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