The Nanoscale System Design Option in the Computer Engineering program focuses on the emerging field of nanotechnology. This option gives an introduction to the processes involved in the fabrication of nanoscale integrated circuits and to design tools necessary for the mass production of nanoscale systems.
The early years of the program, including a common first year required for all engineering students at the U of A, help build an understanding and appreciation for the theoretical concepts at the heart of engineering. In the latter years, students have the ability to take specific technical electives that deal with fault tolerance in nanoscale design and quantum phenomenon in systems design, among other areas of study.
Some students may also wish to participate in Industrial Cooperative Education (Co-op). This extends the degree program to five years and incorporates five paid, supervised work experience terms.
For a full course listing please refer to the University of Alberta Calendar.