Nanotechnology

Professional recognitionWhy 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

2015

Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program).
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Nanotechnology is the science of matter on the tiniest scale: nanometres, or billionths of a metre. It contributes to improvements in health, computer speeds, environmental management, cleaner and greener production processes, and energy use. Nanotechnology also helps biologists sense and manipulate biological processes within cells.

We've chosen a double-degree structure to help you develop extremely strong scientific knowledge across your studies. This course allows you to combine a specialisation in nanotechnology with comprehensive studies of the core science disciplines of biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

The curriculum focuses on practical skills and experience, and includes a nanotechnology project in your final year.
Professional recognition
Depending on your electives, you may be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).
Prerequisite
VCE 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 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
Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online if they wish other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.

Selection may also be based on ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in two but no more than two of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) and Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Nanotechnology/Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology

Duration :
5.5 years full-time (5 years in an accelerated program) or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
By combining a specialisation in nanotechnology with core science disciplines you'll be well-placed to contribute to improvements in health, energy, computer speeds, environmental management and green production processes.

Nanotechnology is the science of matter on the tiniest scale: nanometres, or billionths of a metre. Nanotechnology also helps biologists sense and manipulate biological processes within cells.

You'll gain practical skills and experience and will have the opportunity to undertake a nanotechnology project and an international study tour in your final year.
Professional recognition
Depending on your elective choices, you may be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Prerequisite
VCE 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 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.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in two but no more than two of Maths: Specialist Mathematics and Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Science/NanotechnologyMelbourne

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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

2014

Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science (077464J)

Duration :
4.5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 220
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to combine a specialisation in nanotechnology with comprehensive studies of the core science disciplines of biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Nanotechnology is the science of matter on the tiniest scale: nanometres, or billionths of a metre. It contributes to improvements in health, computer speeds, environmental management, cleaner and greener production processes, and energy use. Nanotechnology also helps biologists sense and manipulate biological processes within cells.

We've chosen a double-degree structure to help you develop extremely strong scientific knowledge across your studies.

The curriculum focuses on practical skills and experience, and includes a nanotechnology project in your final year.
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 - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 78.30
International Baccalaureate - 27
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBB
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 80
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 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
Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (any) with a minimum study score of 30 in English (ESL), a minimum study score of 25 in any other English, Chemistry and Mathematical Methods (either), and 20 in Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
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.
Professional recognition
Graduates may be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, depending on their electives.
Full course details
Nanotechnology/Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master of Nanotechnology (065395E/064432B)

Duration :
5.5 years (5 years accelerated learning program)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 220
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to combine a specialisation in nanotechnology with
comprehensive studies of the core science disciplines of biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Nanotechnology is the science of matter on the tiniest scale: nanometres, or billionths of a metre. It contributes to improvements in health, computer speeds, environmental management, cleaner and greener production processes, and energy use. Nanotechnology also helps biologists sense and manipulate biological processes within cells.

We've chosen a double-degree structure to help you develop extremely strong scientific knowledge across your studies.

The curriculum focuses on practical skills and experience, and includes the opportunity for a nanotechnology project and an international nanotechnology study tour in your final year.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 89.95
International Baccalaureate - 32
GCE A Levels - 10
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBB
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 80
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 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
Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (any) with a minimum study score of 30 in English (ESL), a study score of 25 in any other English, Chemistry and Mathematical Methods (either), 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 may be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), depending on their electives.
Full course details
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.

Elana Montagner,
Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Nanotechnology

"La Trobe is an incredible university, filled with friendly and committed staff and wonderful people."

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

Our students have travelled to the Nano Tech 2013 Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo on a study tour.

You can also 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. You can view staff in Nanotechnology or search all staff in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.

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