Nanotechnology is understanding how the world works at the level of atoms, molecules and applying that knowledge to make or improve more user-friendly and sustainable products, such as self-cleaning surfaces, energy-efficient window coatings or light bulbs, clear-gel sunscreens, smart materials, and targeted drug delivery systems.
This is a multidisciplinary major that teaches students the valuable knowledge and skills to understand biological, physical and chemical processes at the nanoscale, through a dynamic combination of theory and practical skills.
Core study areas include materials science, nanomaterials, nanotubes, bionanotechnology, molecular nanotechnology, nanoscale sensors, nanodevices, optics, scanned probe, electron microscopy and imaging science.
Hands-on training in nanotechnology tools are a core component of this major.
Professional recognition: Australian Institute of Physics.
|STM90683 Core subjects (Physics and Nanotechnology)||48cp|
|65307 Physical Chemistry 1||6cp|
|67509 Molecular Nanotechnology||6cp|
|67510 Surface Processes||6cp|