Why study nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is the science of the very small - working on a scale of nanometres, a millionth of a millimetre. New products and processes are developed where physics, chemistry, biology and engineering meet. Nanotechnology applications include computer technology, healthcare, sustainability and helping to make vehicles and machines faster, lighter and stronger.

We offer an undergraduate program and a combined Bachelor and Master's course. Top students can blend a Master's qualification in nanotechnology with an honours-level science program.

Learn more about our nanotechnology program.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have been placed and employed in businesses such as SGS, Rio Tinto, Dulux, Starpharma, Air Services Australia, Crocodile Gold Corp., Australian Radiation Services, CETEC-Foray and the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering.

You can find work in roles such as physicist, chemist, space physicist or research scientist.

Read more about nanotechnology careers.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.


Featured course

Bachelor of Science

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. 3 years

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or up to 10 years part-time 4 years

Master of Nanotechnology

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time. 2 years

Master of Science

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 1-2 years full-time or 2-4 years part-time 2 years

Nanotechnology placements

The industry cadetship program allows you to gain paid workplace experience between semesters, giving you the chance to build on your skills and build your career.

Overseas study opportunities

You can gain valuable overseas experience by studying with one of our global exchange partners. La Trobe has partnerships with over 100 universities in more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. See our international travel page for more information.

Student and graduate profiles

Meet some of our nanotechnology graduates.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.