Master of Nanotechnology and Smart MaterialsProgram details
Equip yourself with specialist knowledge and advanced skills in the application and research of nanotechnology and new materials.
This master's program provides a basis for roles in technology development, and interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary projects.
Using skills in chemistry or physics you will explore the different applications of nanotechnology and materials science such as optics, photonics, communications, medicine, and defence.
This program will provide extensive hands-on lab experiences to both reinforce the coursework material and to introduce students to the breadth of career opportunities in the rapidly expanding world of nanotechnology.
Both the coursework and lab work components of the program are intrinsically multidisciplinary, with chemistry and physics core concepts strongly supplemented by training in relevant biology, engineering and computational science approaches.
Grounding and depth
You will gain a strong foundation in the physics and chemistry of nanotechnology and smart materials and learn about relevant research tools to independently or collaboratively design and make new materials with customised properties.
The program will develop your understanding of structure and property relationships at the nano-scale.
It covers important aspects of bio-nano science and quantum physics with various fields of nanotechnology.
Facilities and research
We have leading nanotechnology and nanoscience facilities, enabling high-precision research in areas including nanofabrication, testing and analysis, nanoscale biophotonics, energy research, catalysis and disease detection, among other areas.
Nanotechnology research at RMIT has vast applications ranging from medicines fighting disease at the molecular level to the next generation of optics-based IT technologies that will transform communication systems and information security.
How you will learn
Academic staff in nanotechnology at RMIT have extensive links with universities and companies around the world, which creates opportunities for students to gain experience overseas as part of their degree.
Such international travel is dependent upon funding, both from RMIT and from external bodies, and is subject to approval by the program manager.
The Master of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials consists of 192 credit points. After completing 96 credit points of study approved by the program manager, you may exit with a graduate diploma.
Research is a key feature of the program and you will undertake a significant research component.
You will specialise in either chemistry or physics related nanotechnology.
Complete the following core courses:
- Introduction to Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
- Masters Science
- Biophysical and Biomolecular Chemistry
- Research Methods
- Advanced Nanotechnology
- MicroNano Fabrication Cleanroom Processes
Select and complete one elective:
- Analytical Spectroscopy
- Optics and Radiation Physics
- Photonics and Nuclear Physics
- Quantum and Statistical Physics
- Chemistry of Materials 2
- Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis
Complete the following core courses:
- Nanotechnology Seminar Course 1
- Project Planning and Literature Review
- Nanotechnology Seminar Course 2
- Applied Science Research Project 24
- Applied Science Research Project 36
ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
RMIT University is a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.
RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
The RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (RMMF) houses high-quality electron microscopy and microanalysis equipment.