is the practice of engineering
on the nanoscale.
It derives its name from the nanometre,
a unit of measurement equalling one billionth of a meter. Nanoengineering is
closely related to nanotechnology.The first nanoengineering
program in the world was started at the University of Toronto within the Engineering Science
program as one of the Options of study in the final years. In 2005, the
University of Waterloo established a unique program which offers a full
degree in Nanotechnology Engineering.