Nanoscience and Technology
Nanoscience and Technology is an interdisciplinary major offered by the School of Physics and the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. Units of study in this major are available at Normal and Advanced level.
Program structure and content
Nanoscience and Technology is directed at students interested in understanding the emerging science of working and building at and near the molecular level. It incorporates study of the fundamental sciences in order to understand the structure of matter, as well as technological elements of the mechanical properties of materials. Students undertaking this major are strongly encouraged to take suitable units from the Faculty of Engineering in combination with physics and chemistry.
A student seeking to complete this major should study physics and/or chemistry and/or engineering in their Junior and Intermediate years together with some mathematics. In the Senior year it is possible to focus on two of the three discipline areas, or to continue studying elements of all three. This major may also be seen as a complement to a traditional major in chemistry or physics. Refer to Table 1 for an enrolment guide. Engineering units are described in the engineering handbook.
First year planning for a Nanoscience and Technology major
Recommended: A combination of Junior Physics, Junior Chemistry and Junior Mathematics.
Contact and further information
The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
T +61 2 9036 9050