The nanoengineering option in electrical engineering provides an introduction to the principles of electronics, electromagnetics and photonics as they apply at the nanoscale level. By selecting this option, students will learn about the processes involved in the fabrication of nanoscale structures and become familiar with the computer-aided design tools necessary for analyzing phenomena at high levels of miniaturization. This is a rapidly evolving field, and students enrolled in the program will gain the necessary skills to adapt to future of nanoengineering through theoretical and hands-on laboratory experience.
The early years of the program, including a common first year required for all engineering students at the U of A, help students build an understanding and appreciation for the theoretical concepts at the heart of engineering. Unlike the traditional Electrical Engineering program, the Nanoengineering Option adds specific technical electives focusing on nanoscale design in the latter years 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.