Credit points: 5

Subject outline

Students taking "Issues in Nanotechnology" will be expected to demonstrate a degree of subject understanding and discipline specific skills commensurate with the year level of the unit. Five seminars will be presented to students each semester by practitioners in the area of nanotechnology from academia, research organisations and industry. These will cover significant areas and new developments. Students will be required to provide written reports on the seminars which will grade from summaries and assessments of the seminars, to detailed analysis of the ideas presented supported by supplementary material. The assessment is by way of these reports which represent a significant time commitment by the students outside the assigned contact hours.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NAN3ISB. This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science(Hons)/Master of Nanotechnology.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 33 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Not all students are required to attend each "marking team"."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Speaker availability will determine the schedule"


Assessment elementComments%
Five reports each equivalent to 500-2,000 words maximumThe reports will depend on the material presented at the seminar and will only require limited external sources.100