Nanotechnology

Professional recognition

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.

Courses

Local students

2017

Bachelor of Science

Duration :
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 18 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical
science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, nanotechnology, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. You'll also have opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.

You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to take up positions in areas as diverse as government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism and management.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
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.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga campus must transfer to either the Melbourne or Bendigo campus after successfully completing first year.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology

Duration :
5 years full time, or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Our double degree in this growing industry - science and engineering on a tiny scale - has applications from making surfaces dirt-repellent to developing more effective cancer treatments.

Fields set to benefit from nanotech include medicine, manufacturing, computing, environmental sustainability, textiles and cosmetics. In fact, anywhere that physics, chemistry, biology and engineering intersect can benefit from nanotechnology.

This degree gives you knowledge of biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, physics as well as nanotech subjects including nanomaterials and fabrication, synchrotron science and technology, and bionanotechnology.

Our focus on practical skills and experience means you'll develop your own nanotech project in your final year as you complete your Master's thesis, hosted by a leading research group or organisation, for example CSIRO. Fifth year also includes a study tour - in 2013 our students travelled to the Nano Tech Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo.

Our cadetship program provides work experience in industries like manufacturing, mining, pharmaceuticals and consulting. You can also take advantage of overseas study opportunities with our exchange partners in over 30 countries, and may be eligible for scholarships including the Ambassador Scholarships in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Career opportunities
With their cross-disciplinary skills, nanotech graduates are in global demand for research and product development. Our students have found work with companies including Dulux, Starpharma, and Australian Radiation Services.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology may apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). Depending on subject choice, graduates may also apply for membership with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Science/NanotechnologyMelbourne

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Science (022039C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 500
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 18 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical
science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, nanotechnology, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. You'll also have opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.

You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

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): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 60, Bendigo: 55.65, Albury-Wodonga: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to the Melbourne Campus after successfully completing their first year.
Career opportunities
The extent of climate change, the best medicines to treat cancer, the most effective ways to protect endangered animals and many other challenges all require answers from science. The Bachelor of Science gives you a broad, internationally recognised grounding to take up roles in government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism, health care, teaching or management.

Those with strong skills in mathematics, statistics, quantitative analysis and problem-solving are highly sought after in various areas, including banking, engineering, financial administration, insurance, and research and development. There is also a current shortage of qualified chemists and of science teachers, particularly in physical and mathematical sciences.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology (093135D)

Duration :
5 years full time, or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 860
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Our double degree in this growing industry - science and engineering on a tiny scale - has applications from making surfaces dirt-repellent to developing more effective cancer treatments.

Fields set to benefit from nanotech include medicine, manufacturing, computing, environmental sustainability, textiles and cosmetics. In fact, anywhere that physics, chemistry, biology and engineering intersect can benefit from nanotechnology.

This degree gives you knowledge of biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, physics as well as nanotech subjects including nanomaterials and fabrication, synchrotron science and technology, and bionanotechnology.

Our focus on practical skills and experience means you'll develop your own nanotech project in your final year as you complete your Master's thesis, hosted by a leading research group or organisation, for example CSIRO. Fifth year also includes a study tour - in 2013 our students travelled to the Nano Tech Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo.

Our cadetship program provides work experience in industries like manufacturing, mining, pharmaceuticals and consulting. You can also take advantage of overseas study opportunities with our exchange partners in over 30 countries, and may be eligible for scholarships including the Ambassador Scholarships in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

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): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 90
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 71.8
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 12.5
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBB
STPM - 10
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 80
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Additional information
Semester 2 (July) entry is only available to students with Advanced Standing (credit) for previous studies.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology may apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). Depending on subject choice, graduates may also apply for membership with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have been engaged in businesses and organisations such as SGS, Rio Tinto, Dulux, INP Grenoble, Air Services Australia, Northgate Minerals, Australian Radiation Services, CETEC-Foray and the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering.

The broad study of science and nanotechnology offers you many
opportunities across the science-based industries, in research laboratories, and in the emerging global nanotechnology industries.
Graduates are likely to find work in:
- advanced materials
- semiconductor and microelectronic technologies
- advanced medical diagnostics
- mineral processing
- aerospace and defence industries
- chemicals and polymer manufacture
- surface coating technologies
- government and private sector research laboratories.

A cross-disciplinary background means graduates can also look for opportunities in areas where the traditional sciences intersect.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Science/NanotechnologyMelbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

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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 academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View staff in Nanotechnology.

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