Nanosystems Engineering Technology, Postgraduate Diploma | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
24 months
699 CAD/credit 20970 CAD/year
139 CAD/credit 4170 CAD/year
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Nanosystems Engineering Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is the only program of its kind in Canada. In it, you will be exposed to face-to-face, hands-on learning in our labs including in our specialized cleanroom facility. 


At Nanosystems Engineering Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology you will learn about the fabrication and evaluation of micro- and nanomaterials and devices commonly used in a wide range of industries, such as health care, smart devices, and energy production and storage. You’ll learn how to operate systems and equipment used by nanotech researchers and manufacturing companies, such as the scanning electron microscope (SEM), which is used to obtain images of objects at the nanometre scale.


After graduating from the Nanotechnology Systems program you may find work in a fast paced, challenging, and team environment with advanced equipment and small scale materials. Jobs are typically found in research and design, health, environmental, and manufacturing areas like:

  • microfabrication
  • sensors and devices
  • nanomaterial synthesis
  • clean technology
  • consumer products

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles in Chemistry 
  • Technical Mathematics and Calculus 
  • Cleanroom Practices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Vacuum Systems
  • Physics for Nanotechnology
  • Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 30-1 or English 30-2
  • Math 30-1
  • One of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Science 30
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • OR Successful completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits or 8 post-secondary courses within an accredited or recognized degree or diploma in a related field (engineering or engineering technology) with an Admission GPA of 2.0 based on the most recently completed post-secondary credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20970 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 699 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    4170 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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