Nanotechnology

Professional recognitionWhy study Nanotechnology?

Our program features lectures, seminars by leading practitioners and practical experience. Develop the skills needed to excel in the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology. Understand, create and control events on the scale of nanometres. The course has a strong research focus and top students work in the state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with world-class fabrication and analytical technology.

Students have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world with the construction of a new $94 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) building. LIMS focuses on training researchers to turn molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology research into medical solutions.

Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).

Learn more about our nanotechnology program.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work in nanotechnology ventures, advanced materials, semiconductor and microelectronics businesses, advanced medical diagnostics, mineral processing, and businesses involving chemicals, polymers or surface coatings. Read more about nanotechnology careers.

Courses

Local students

2014

Master of Nanotechnology

Duration :
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Nanotechnology - understanding, creating and controlling events on the scale of nanometres (millionth of a millimetre) - is an emerging field which aims to understand and exploit the science of the very small.

It covers a wide range of areas including semiconductors, where it is hoped that very small components will continue the increase in computational speed predicted by Moore's Law.

Chemical systems expect nanotechnology to provide sophisticated sensors for chemicals at low concentrations, with applications to biological systems. Biologists seek means of manipulating and sensing biological processes within cells.

This course has a strong research focus. You will work in state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with world class fabrication and characterisation resources.
Professional recognition
Depending on the subjects you select, satisfactory completion of this course may meet the professional level requirements for membership with the Australian Institute of Physics.
Prerequisite
Applicants must have an Australian Bachelors degree or international equivalent, containing a major in physics and at least two years of chemistry. 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.
Fee amount
Indicative course fee for students commencing in 2014: $22,680 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Nanotechnology (Master)Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2014

Master of Nanotechnology (064432B )

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Nanotechnology - understanding, creating and controlling events on the scale of nanometres (millionth of a millimetre) - is an emerging field which aims to understand and exploit the science of the very small.

It covers a wide range of areas including semiconductors, where it is hoped that very small components will continue the increase in computational speed predicted by Moore's Law.

Chemical systems expect nanotechnology to provide sophisticated sensors for chemicals at low concentrations, with applications to biological systems. Biologists seek means of manipulating and sensing biological processes within cells.

This course has a strong research focus. You will work in state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with world class fabrication and characterisation resources.
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 English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. 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 and at least two years of chemistry. You should have obtained a minimum average of 65 per cent in the third year of their Bachelor's degree, or reached an equivalent standard as assessed by the nanotechnology Course Coordinator.
Professional recognition
You may be eligible to become members of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
Full course details
Nanotechnology (Master)Melbourne

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.

Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

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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