X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Nanoscience (NANO:C)

Administered jointly by the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Major (Honours Program)

The major will require the completion of 20.00 credits as indicated below. To graduate from the co-op program, a minimum of 4 successfully completed work terms is normally required. Students are eligible to participate in a maximum two (2) work terms commencing in the summer and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined in the Co-operative Education & Career Services website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/.

Semester 1 - Fall
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
IPS*1500 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics I
NANO*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Nanoscience
Students who are lacking one 4U /grade 12 course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The required first-year science courses in that subject should be completed according to the revised schedule of studies available at: http://www.bsc.uoguelph.ca/revisedss
Semester 2 - Winter
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
IPS*1510 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics II
MATH*1160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
One of:
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
Semester 3 - Fall
CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
NANO*2000 [0.50] Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials I
PHYS*2330 [0.50] Electricity and Magnetism I
One of:
CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
PHYS*2240 [0.50] Thermal Physics
Semester 4 - Winter
CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
NANO*2100 [0.50] Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials II
PHYS*2310 [0.50] Mechanics
1.00 electives*
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 - Fall
NANO*3600 [0.50] Computational Methods in Materials Science
NANO*3500 [0.50] Thin Film Science
One of:
CHEM*3860 [0.50] Quantum Chemistry
PHYS*3230 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics I
1.00 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
(8-month work term in conjunction with COOP*3000)
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
(8-month work term in conjunction with COOP*2000)
Semester 6 - Fall
NANO*4100 [0.50] Biological Nanomaterials
NANO*4700 [0.50] Concepts in Quantum Computing
1.50 electives
Semester 7 - Winter
NANO*3200 [0.50] Nanolithographic Techniques
NANO*3300 [0.50] Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials
1.50 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
Fall Semester
COOP*5000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term V
Semester 8 -- Winter
NANO*4200 [0.50] Topics in Nanomaterials
2.00 electives

* To take PHYS*3230 in semester 5, then PHYS*2340 must be selected as an elective in semester 4.

Note: Four work terms are required for the completion of the co-op degree. It is also necessary that there be at least one work term in each of Winter, Fall, and Summer semesters. Therefore, one of the summer work terms could be missed and the student would still graduate successfully. It is only required to complete 4 of the 5 listed work terms. A report is required for each work term completed, even when all 5 are done. Contact the co-op faculty advisor for further details.

Note: In semesters 7 and 8, the student must select to do either NANO*4900 or NANO*4910.

Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

4.50 - First year science credits

8.00 - Required science courses semesters 3 – 8

0.50 or 1.00 - Restricted electives (either NANO 4900 (1.00) or NANO 4910 (0.50))

2.50 to 3.00 - Approved Science electives (depending on restricted elective chosen above)

1.00 - Arts and/or Social Science electives

3.00 - Free electives - any approved elective for B.Sc. students. (could be less if restricted electives do not count as science)

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1