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Choose Master of Nanotechnology at La Trobe

Nanotechnology is having a major impact on the way we live today. It can be applied to everything from energy production to healthcare, and is revolutionising the manufacturing, communications and electronics industries. The capacity to manipulate matter at the nanoscale offers enormous potential. You could be driving innovation at the forefront of this revolution by graduating with a Master of Nanotechnology at La Trobe University.

Extensive hands-on learning and a strong research focus are key features of the program, with the opportunity to work at the globally-renowned, $94 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) – turning molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology research into real-world solutions.

Our industry partners Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication and Australian Synchrotron team up with the faculty to support you throughout the course to graduation, and you’ll attend lectures and seminars by leading practitioners. You’ll also take advantage of our Industry Cadetship Program and have the opportunity to be placed in a range of nanotechnology organisations in government and industry.

You’ll study a broad range of advanced core subject areas including nanomaterials, nanofabrication, synchrotron science, sensors and devices, materials characterisation and science communication skills. Your electives are chosen from an extensive list of advanced topics in physics, chemistry and biochemistry and specialised topics from Mesoscopic Nanoscience to Sustainable Management and Marketing.

Rated well-above world standard for our research in Physical Sciences,* our nanotechnology program has been designed to offer a comprehensive, practical education with industry integration to prepare you for a career in this rapidly expanding field.

*2015 Excellence in Research Australia report

Career opportunities

Nanotech’s recent move from the lab into the marketplace has created a high demand for qualified specialist graduates. Our graduates are now employed in research and industry roles across the globe.

Within Australia, you could be employed by such high-profile organisations as:

  • CSIRO
  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
  • Australian Synchrotron
  • Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group
  • Bureau of Meteorology.

On graduation, you could thrive in roles such as:

  • microfabrication engineer,
  • MEMS device physicist,
  • research scientist
  • physicist.

Succeed in growth areas including:

  • advanced materials
  • semiconductor microelectronics
  • advanced biomedical devices
  • metrology tools
  • targeted therapeutics
  • energy capture and storage
  • environmental monitoring, control, and remediation.

Graduating with our Master of Nanotechnology will prepare you for careers in:

  • federal and state government departments and agencies
  • multi-national corporations
  • small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • start-up ventures in bioscience, engineering, agriculture and information technology.

Forge a career in the cutting edge of science with a Master of Nanotechnology from La Trobe University.

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Hannah Coughlan

Hannah Coughlan

Graduate, Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology

“La Trobe has allowed me to pursue my love of multiple areas of science.”

story

Currently completing a PhD with La Trobe University and the CSIRO.

Hannah isn't just studying at La Trobe University, she is working as an advocate to bring more females into the world of science.

Studying at La Trobe University has opened a world of opportunities for Hannah, including her current work as project co-ordinator.

Hannah is currently completing a PhD with La Trobe University and the CSIRO after completing a dual degree in Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology.

It was her deep love of all science that led to the decision to undertake them all.

"When I was choosing my course I knew I wanted to study multiple areas of science, biochemistry, chemistry and physics. The double degree in science and nanotechnology offered at La Trobe has allowed me to pursue my love of these science disciplines," she said.

Research opportunities were the main attraction to La Trobe for Hannah, who now works as the project co-ordinator of Growing Tall Poppies, a Science Partnership Program between various ARC centres and Universities that aims to get more females studying science in high school.

She has also worked as a physics demonstrator and a research assistant. Hannah's studies have also acted as a platform for her to explore the world.

"During my undergraduate years, I was able to travel around the world for experiments, conferences and workshops," she said.

"I took part in a two-week study school at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand where I was able to study medicinal chemistry, and spend time with Thai students and learn about their culture.

"In my final year I experienced how research is conducted in another country and went to Northern Italy to perform an experiment at the ELETTRA Synchrotron."

Course details for local students

Master of Nanotechnology

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
$28,600 per 120 credit points.
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time.
Prerequisites:
You must have the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor's degree containing a major in physics or equivalent. You should have achieved a minimum average of 65 per cent in the third year or have reached an equivalent standard as judged by the course coordinator. As there are a limited number of places available, the best applicants will be selected based on their curriculum vitae and academic record. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Master of Nanotechnology may apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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Choose Master of Nanotechnology at La Trobe

Nanotechnology is having a major impact on the way we live today. It can be applied to everything from energy production to healthcare, and is revolutionising the manufacturing, communications and electronics industries. The capacity to manipulate matter at the nanoscale offers enormous potential. You could be driving innovation at the forefront of this revolution by graduating with a Master of Nanotechnology at La Trobe University.

Extensive hands-on learning and a strong research focus are key features of the program, with the opportunity to work at the globally-renowned, $94 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) – turning molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology research into real-world solutions.

Our industry partners Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication and Australian Synchrotron team up with the faculty to support you throughout the course to graduation, and you’ll attend lectures and seminars by leading practitioners. You’ll also take advantage of our Industry Cadetship Program and have the opportunity to be placed in a range of nanotechnology organisations in government and industry.

You’ll study a broad range of advanced core subject areas including nanomaterials, nanofabrication, synchrotron science, sensors and devices, materials characterisation and science communication skills. Your electives are chosen from an extensive list of advanced topics in physics, chemistry and biochemistry and specialised topics from Mesoscopic Nanoscience to Sustainable Management and Marketing.

Rated well-above world standard for our research in Physical Sciences,* our nanotechnology program has been designed to offer a comprehensive, practical education with industry integration to prepare you for a career in this rapidly expanding field.

*2015 Excellence in Research Australia report

Career opportunities

Nanotech’s recent move from the lab into the marketplace has created a high demand for qualified specialist graduates. Our graduates are now employed in research and industry roles across the globe.

Within Australia, you could be employed by such high-profile organisations as:

  • CSIRO
  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
  • Australian Synchrotron
  • Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group
  • Bureau of Meteorology.

On graduation, you could thrive in roles such as:

  • microfabrication engineer,
  • MEMS device physicist,
  • research scientist
  • physicist.

Succeed in growth areas including:

  • advanced materials
  • semiconductor microelectronics
  • advanced biomedical devices
  • metrology tools
  • targeted therapeutics
  • energy capture and storage
  • environmental monitoring, control, and remediation.

Graduating with our Master of Nanotechnology will prepare you for careers in:

  • federal and state government departments and agencies
  • multi-national corporations
  • small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • start-up ventures in bioscience, engineering, agriculture and information technology.

Forge a career in the cutting edge of science with a Master of Nanotechnology from La Trobe University.

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Hannah Coughlan

Hannah Coughlan

Graduate, Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology

“La Trobe has allowed me to pursue my love of multiple areas of science.”

story

Currently completing a PhD with La Trobe University and the CSIRO.

Hannah isn't just studying at La Trobe University, she is working as an advocate to bring more females into the world of science.

Studying at La Trobe University has opened a world of opportunities for Hannah, including her current work as project co-ordinator.

Hannah is currently completing a PhD with La Trobe University and the CSIRO after completing a dual degree in Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology.

It was her deep love of all science that led to the decision to undertake them all.

"When I was choosing my course I knew I wanted to study multiple areas of science, biochemistry, chemistry and physics. The double degree in science and nanotechnology offered at La Trobe has allowed me to pursue my love of these science disciplines," she said.

Research opportunities were the main attraction to La Trobe for Hannah, who now works as the project co-ordinator of Growing Tall Poppies, a Science Partnership Program between various ARC centres and Universities that aims to get more females studying science in high school.

She has also worked as a physics demonstrator and a research assistant. Hannah's studies have also acted as a platform for her to explore the world.

"During my undergraduate years, I was able to travel around the world for experiments, conferences and workshops," she said.

"I took part in a two-week study school at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand where I was able to study medicinal chemistry, and spend time with Thai students and learn about their culture.

"In my final year I experienced how research is conducted in another country and went to Northern Italy to perform an experiment at the ELETTRA Synchrotron."

Course details for international students

Master of Nanotechnology (064432B)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
35 400
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements:
An Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent, containing a major in physics or equivalent. You should have obtained a minimum average of 65 per cent in the third year or have reached an equivalent standard as judged by the Course Coordinator. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Master of Nanotechnology may apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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