R05 PN Master of Science (Nanotechnology)

Major/Minor/Specialisation !R05-SPC+1004 (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009

This course will not be available in 2009.

Students undertaking the Master of Science (Nanotechology) must complete 200 points comprising:

  • 100 points of discipline subjects including 62.5 points of discipline core subjects;
  • a 12.5 point Industry Project; and
  • 87.5 points of Professional Tools core subjects.

Discipline core (62.5 points)

Students must take:

o 600-658 Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

o 640-616 Imaging Nanostructures

o Nanosynthesis and Fabrication (available semester 1, 2010)

o Nanomechanics and Machines (available semester 2, 2010)

o From Lab to Life (available semester 1, 2010)

Discipline Elective (37.5 points)

Students must take 3 of the following subjects:

o 600-610 Quantum and Electronic Materials

o 411-391 Bionanoengineering

o 600-612 Synchrotron Science (available semester 1, 2010)

o 600-657 Computational Nanotechnology

Project Module (12.5 points)

o 600-611 Industry Project

Professional Tools core (87.5 points)

Students must take:

2 Business Tools Units

o 600-614 Business Tools: Money, People and Projects

o Business Tools: The Market Environment (available semester 1, 2010)

3 Science Tools Units

o 600-615 Thinking and Reasoning with Data

o 600-617 Systems Modelling and Simulation

o 600-618 Ethics and Responsibility in Science

2 Communication Tools Units

o 600-619 Science and Communication,

o 600-616 Science in Context


The objectives of this course are to:

  • provide students with a broad understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of Nanotechnology;
  • gain the ability to quantitatively describe how the properties of matter differ at the nano-scale;
  • standardise skills set from Chemistry and Physics backgrounds;
  • obtain knowledge of both chemical and phsical synthesis routes for fabrication of nanomaterials;
  • increase knowledge and understanding of the imaging techniques used in Nanotechnology;
  • increase knowledge and understanding of mechanichal behaviour at the nanoscale;
  • expose students to specific applications of nanomechanical devices and nanomachines;
  • draw together discipline specific knowledge with business, communication and science to solve a complex industry based challenge;
  • gain experience in interacting with industry partners; and
  • encourage the development of individual investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse experimental data.

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Links to further information: http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Master of Science

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