With her heart set on studying physics and nanotechology, Karen Bayros enrolled in a Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology)/Bachelor of Science (Applied Science) combined degree.
Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology)/Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)
RMIT was the obvious choice because it’s one of only a few universities to offer an undergraduate nanotechnology course with a double degree that allows me to major in physics as well.
In high school, we went on an excursion that set my heart on nanotechnology. I knew that was what I wanted to study.
I found it baffling to learn that by shrinking particles down to the nanoscale, the properties of any material could change so drastically.
I also had a strong interest in physics, which appealed to me because there is so much to learn. Learning how the universe works, it never stops! There’s so much space for growth.
RMIT was the obvious choice because it's one of only a few universities to offer an undergraduate nanotechnology course with a double degree that allows me to major in physics as well.
A really great experience was taking an elective subject from the School of Architecture and Design. I met people studying in all other areas, made friends from all over campus and gained new insights.
I also really enjoyed using the newly renovated study spaces at RMIT for group work, relaxing between classes, and studying.
In my second year, I was awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society and also selected as one of four RMIT students to apply for a New Colombo Plan Scholarship.
My advice for future students is to talk to everyone and make lots of friends. Don’t be afraid to try new things, say "yes" to opportunities.
I hope to work in microfabrication engineering or move into quantum physics research. The good thing about this degree is that you can leave your options open.