Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Info Corner for more information.
This program gives you the skills and knowledge to work in the rapidly growing area of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is the science and engineering of material less than a micrometre. Nanotechnology requires a broad knowledge of science as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to produce innovative processes or devices.
This double degree program is multidisciplinary, combining nanotechnology with physics or chemistry. It covers physical, chemical, biological and engineering nanoscience/nanotechnology. There is a strong emphasis on using instruments and communication.
You will receive a strong grounding in nanotechnology, with the opportunity to major in either chemistry or physics.
Nanotechnologists design and engineer materials, machines and systems capable of imaging and manipulating single molecules or atoms.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You will have the opportunity to work on research projects and practical activities, often undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The final-year Science Project will also provide you with the opportunity to develop an independent research project which can involve an industry partner.
Nanotechnology graduates are in demand for research or industry-based careers in Australia and overseas.
There are graduate shortages in the nano-enabling specialisations of chemistry, particularly polymer, colloidal, organic and bio-inorganic chemistry; materials science and engineering; microelectronics fabrication and meteorology.
Graduates can work in areas such as:
- solar energy
- paints and coatings
- environmental remediation.
Graduates may also complete a Masters or PhD and become researchers.
Program and course information
Broad knowledge, problem-solving and strong experimental skills
Design and engineer materials, machines and systems capable of imaging and manipulating single molecules or atoms.