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Nanotechnology Waterloo vs Mechatronics McMaster

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Simple pros and cons

I just need to decide which one is better.

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I don't really recommend the nanotech engineering program. I personally know a nanotech grad who cannot find any jobs and is planning to go back to school. To paraphrase them, "There are no jobs in Nano. All the jobs go to the physicists, chemists, materials science and chemical engineers.". Tron is good, but you're still kind of pigeonholing yourself by specializing as early as undergrad.

What exactly is it that you want to do?
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@Phase wrote
I don't really recommend the nanotech engineering program. I personally know a nanotech grad who cannot find any jobs and is planning to go back to school. To paraphrase them, "There are no jobs in Nano. All the jobs go to the physicists, chemists, materials science and chemical engineers.". Tron is good, but you're still kind of pigeonholing yourself by specializing as early as undergrad.



It's true. There are not many jobs for specifically Nanotech engineers. I am at Queen's University right now and I'm in the engineering Physics program (an awesome program I may add) but I'm also doing a dual degree in chemistry. I will be at school for 5 years but when I graduate I have 2 degrees, my B.SC in Chemistry and my B.Eng in engineering physics.

Alot of the jobs in nanotech are in research and if you don't have the superior background in sciences then your not going to be as valuable to a research team as compared with an engineer. Nanotech is also a massive field. It covers everything from material sciences to electronics to aviation to cellular biology and a huge number of other things. Try to research which part of nanotech you are most interested in and then look over your options again.

Nanotech and mechatronics are very different fields. If you can't choose one, you should maybe go into a more general engineering area (like mech, elec, or even phys) and then specify later on down the road.

That's my 2 cents worth anyway.

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