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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology MSc/MASc

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with high academic standing in physics, chemistry, biochemistry or a related science discipline; or in engineering.
  • Applicants are considered by the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Admission Committee. Students must indicate through which of the participating departments they wish to have their application reviewed.
  • The program is open to full-time students only.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

These requirements satisfy the general degree requirements for the Chemistry MSc and the Physics MSc and the Master of/Magistrate in Applied Science (MASc) offered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology MSc/MASc (45 credits)


credits of Core Courses:

NANO 610 Principles of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (6.00)

This course must be completed in the first term after entry.

6credits minimum of Coursework, with two courses chosen from the Nanoscience Course List and the Nanotechnology Course List. Upon approval of the thesis advisory committee, one course may be replaced with an appropriate 600-level course from the student’s home department.

credits chosen from one of the following:

CHEM 655 Master’s Research and Thesis (33.00)
PHYS 790 Master’s Research and Thesis (33.00)
ENGR 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (29.00)

If necessary and upon approval of the thesis advisory committee, the student will take additional courses to complete the program’s required minimum of 45 credits.

Nanoscience Course List

CHEM 651 Nanochemistry (3.00)
CHEM 652 Nanomaterials Characterization (3.00)
PHYS 636 Condensed Matter Physics I (3.00)
PHYS 679 Selected Topics in Applied Physics (3.00)

Nanotechnology Course List

CIVI 6681 Environmental Nanotechnology (4.00)
ELEC 6241 VLSI Process Technology (4.00)
ELEC 6281 Principles of Solid State Nanodevices (4.00)
MECH 6491 Engineering Metrology and Measurement Systems (4.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.
  5. Progress Report. Each student’s progress is formally evaluated on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are withdrawn from the program.

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