X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Nanoscience (NANO)

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

Major (Honours Program)

The major will require the completion of 20.00 credits as indicated below.

Semester 1
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: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS
Semester 2
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
CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
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
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*
Semester 5
NANO*3200 [0.50] Nanolithographic Techniques
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
Semester 6
NANO*3300 [0.50] Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials
NANO*3600 [0.50] Computational Methods in Materials Science
1.50 electives
Semester 7
NANO*4100 [0.50] Biological Nanomaterials
NANO*4700 [0.50] Concepts in Quantum Computing
1.50 electives
Semester 8
NANO*4200 [0.50] Topics in Nanomaterials
2.00 electives

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

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

Areas of Focus

In completing the science requirements for the degree, some suggested complementary areas of focus are:

Chemistry: Inorganic
Semester 4: CHEM*2480
Semester 5: CHEM*3640
Semester 6: CHEM*3650
Semester 7: CHEM*4620
Semester 8: CHEM*2700

Chemistry: Organic
Semester 4: CHEM*2700
Semester 5: CHEM*3750
Semester 6: CHEM*3760
Semester 7: CHEM*4730
Semester 8: CHEM*2480, CHEM*4720

Chemistry: Physical/Analytical

Semester 4: CHEM*2480

Semester 5: CHEM*3860

Semester 6: CHEM*3430 or CHEM*3870

Semester 7: CHEM*3440

Semester 8: CHEM*3430 or CHEM*3870

Semester 2: CIS*1500
Semester 4: ENGG*2450
Semester 5: ENGG*2410, ENGG*3450
Semester 6: ENGG*4550
Semester 7: ENGG*4080

Mathematics and Statistics
Semester 4: STAT*2040
Semester 5: STAT*3100
Semester 6: MATH*2130
Semester 7: MATH*4240
Semester 8: MATH*3160

Semester 4: PHYS*2340
Semester 5: MATH*2200, PHYS*3130
Semester 6: PHYS*3000
Semester 7: PHYS*4180, PHYS*4240
Semester 8: PHYS*4040, PHYS*4150

*Note: Courses marked with an asterisk may require additional prerequisites. Students should consult the relevant course descriptions for further information.

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 - Liberal Education 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.

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