Where it Can Take You
The Canadian nanotech sector is just beginning to emerge, and Alberta is a major player. Alberta now boasts a growing nanotech enterprise sector of more than 40 companies, with many located in the Edmonton region. Labour forecasts for the sector project very strong growth.
The field has applications across many industries, products and processes, including energy, sensors, lubricants, targeted drug delivery, pharmaceuticals, textiles, cosmetics, foods and automotives. For example, micrometer-level mechanical devices built onto semiconductor chips are used to make temperature and pressure sensors, light reflectors and inkjet print heads. Micro-fluidic systems have application in the discovery of new drugs, and micron-scale chemistry is leading to the development of high-performance fabrics able to withstand extreme environments.
NAIT's Nanotechnology Systems diploma will help to prepare the workforce for this burgeoning industry. Graduates will fill technical roles in nanotechnology manufacturing and research departments, supporting engineers and scientists. Graduates will be equipped with the skills to operate systems and equipment associated with Canada's emerging nanotechnology industry.
Because Nanotechnology Systems graduates receive broad training from a number of different areas of technology, graduates find work in a diverse group of fields. Generally, students are employed in a research and development area, either in the public or private sector.
Some examples of employers include:
- National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT)
- Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products (ACAMP)
- Quantiam Technologies
- Maxxam Analytics
- Jet Lube Canada
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Continuing your studies
Graduates may enhance their education by enrolling in NAIT's Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech-TM) degree.