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Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana Nanotechnology Engineering
Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana

Nanotechnology Engineering

Tijuana, Mexico

4 Years


Full time

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Jul 2024

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Nanotechnology is a set of multidisciplinary techniques that are used to manipulate matter at the level of atoms and molecules. It encompasses those fields of science and technology in which materials, substances and devices of small dimensions are studied, handled and obtained in a controlled manner.

The prefix nano refers to one billionth of a meter Nanotechnology (term coined in 1974 by the Japanese Taniguchi Norio; the prefix "nano" derives from the Greek "nannos", which means dwarf). Nanotechnology works on a nano-scale, atom by atom or molecule by molecule, that is, at the same scale at which nature works, which allows scientists to trap and place atoms and molecules in certain positions and manufacture artifacts.

To understand the potential of this technology, it is essential to know that the physical and chemical properties of matter change on a nanometric scale:

Nanotechnology is applied in different fields, among which are:

  • The materials.
  • The electronic.
  • Biomedicine
  • Energy.
  • Materials with a much greater hardness and resistance.
  • Computers much faster and of greater capacity.
  • More effective medical investigations and diagnoses with a faster response capacity to treat new diseases.
  • Coatings to improve imaging techniques.
  • Giant magnetoresistance systems for magnetic storage of information. Science in HD / Unsplash


Train competent professionals to synthesize, characterize and manipulate nanostructured materials to develop nanotechnological products, devices and systems, with the ability to influence the sustainable development of the country.

Professional profile

  • Willingness to investigate the advances of nanotechnology
  • Special interest in studying, researching and learning
  • Training with a solid knowledge base and practical research skills
  • Great teamwork skills
  • Application of established work-learning techniques and the development of new methodologies
  • Apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems in nanotechnology
  • Use, apply and develop analytical techniques
  • Use modern computer and communication techniques applied to nanotechnology
  • Conduct research aimed at the development of new technological products
  • Knowledge of a second language
  • Planning and organization capacity

Occupational field

The nanotechnology engineer will be able to apply his professional skills in all types of nanotecological projects, in the areas of medicine, electronics, automotive, cosmetology, optics, computing, mining, among others, as well as:

In the public sector

  • Education institutions and research centers
  • Government agencies
  • Improvement of the environment and use of natural resources
  • Impact on human health and the environment

In the private sector

  • Health sector in biomedical applications
  • Education sector
  • Energy applications
  • Ceramics, electronics, chemicals, computational mechanics and nanometrology

As a freelancer

  • Advice and training of personnel in the area of nanotechnology
  • Carrying out studies and projects
  • Provision of independent professional services in the area


1 semester

  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Probability and statistics
  • Ethics workshop
  • Diferential calculus
  • Programmation logic
  • Introduction to nanotechnology seminar

2nd semester

  • Analytic chemistry
  • Science and engineering of materials
  • Classical mechanics
  • Integral calculus
  • Fundamentals of organic chemistry
  • Research foundations

3 semester

  • Linear algebra
  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Waves and heat
  • Vector calculation
  • Inorganic Chemistry II
  • Study and professional development stay I

4 semester

  • Instrumental analysis
  • Molecular biology
  • Solid state physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Differential equations
  • Research Workshop I

5th semester

  • Physical chemistry
  • Nanobiology I
  • Nanophysics I
  • Nanochemistry I
  • Numerical analysis
  • Study stay and professional development II

6 semester

  • Sustainable development
  • Nanobiology II
  • Nanophysics II
  • Nanochemistry II
  • Materials characterization
  • Research Workshop II

7 semester

  • Introduction to computer modeling
  • Nanomaterials System
  • Engineering and technology topics I
  • Engineering and technology topics II
  • Study stay and professional development III

8 Semester

  • Engineering and technology topics III
  • Engineering and technology topics IV
  • Engineering and technology topics V

9 Semester

  • Specialty
  • Professional residence
  • Social service
  • Complementary activities

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