About the Program
Nanotechnology is creating many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in electronics, biochemistry, medicine and energy production. Following investment by the Province, Alberta is fast becoming the Canadian hub for nanotechnology.
The Nanotechnology Systems Diploma Program - the first such diploma in Canada - will provide graduates with a knowledge of the many disciplines with emphasis on electronics, biochemistry and material science, and the skills to operate systems and equipment associated with Canada's emerging nanotechnology industry. The Program will provide a strong foundation of electronics, material science, instrumentation, chemistry and biochemistry, supported by courses in communications, ethics and management.
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Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,085
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $900
Semester 2: $200
Semester 3: $350
Semester 4: $450
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1
- One of: Science 30, Physics 30, Chemistry 30 or Biology 30
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Arnold Rumbold Nanotechnology Bursary||2500.00||1|
Available to students entering their second year of the Nanotechnology Systems diploma program. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement in the first year of the program and demonstrated financial need.
|Bob and Wendy Hiew Bursary||2000.00||1|
Bob and Wendy Hiew are both NAIT graduates from the Electrical Engineering and Accounting programs. Bob and Wendy have established this bursary in order to support students who are experiencing financial difficulties so they can devote their time to their studies in order to embark on a good career. Available to a second year student enrolled in any full time credit program in either the JR Shaw School of Business, or the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of their program at NAIT.
|International Applied Sciences Scholarship||2500.00||1|
Available to International students enrolled in the first, second, third, or fourth year of a credit program in the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of highest academic achievement in the previous semester.
|Nanotechnology Systems Bursary||1000.00||1|
Available to students enrolled in the third semester of the Nanotechnology Systems program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of the program and community involvement.
|Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Bursary||1000.00||1|
Available to first year students enrolled in any of the following programs at NAIT: Chemical Engineering Technology, Alternative Engineering Technology, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Nanotechnology Systems, Materials Engineering Technology. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement in the first semester of the program and demonstrated financial need. Bursary recipient will also receive a one year STLE Membership.
|Women in Technology & Trades Engineering Bursary||2625.00||1|
Available to female students at NAIT who are enrolled in the second year of the following programs: Alternative Energy Technology, Architectural Technology, Bachelor of Technology, Biological Sciences Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Design & Drafting Technology, Geological Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology, Materials Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nanotechnology Systems, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Power Engineering 4th Class, Power Engineering Technology, Water and Wastewater Technician. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory academic standing in the previous year.
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.