Graduate Diploma of Nanotechnology

Flinders University

Nanotechnology is science at the molecular level with the potential to greatly change the world. It brings chemistry, physics, engineering, biology and biomedical sciences together to manufacture products of any size with atomic precision. It is a perfect example of how science can be applied to create useful technologies. Nanotechnology can include working with researchers on building nanochips that interface with the human eye to restore sight, building miniature machines whose tiny moving parts have no need of lubricants, or creating molecules that are tuneable to particular bacteria, viruses or environmental pollutants. The science has already developed products that appear in our daily life such as chemical-free sunscreens, self-cleaning windows (based on the surface chemistry and nanostructure of lotus leaves), light-weight tennis racquets containing carbon nanotubes and nano-article-based antimicrobial surfaces. This graduate diploma aims to develop the capacity to understand the basic scientific concepts underpinning nanoscience and the properties of materials and biomaterials at the atomic/molecular level and the scaling laws governing these properties.

Course Fee:

Australian: $26,260
International: $33,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline of science or engineering such as biology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, medicine (requiring a minor in a science discipline), or physics (mathematics and earth sciences are not viewed as relevant disciplines of science).


This is a 36 unit program where students complete eight core (compulsory) topics aimed at providing students the opportunity to understand current frontier developments in nanotechnology, and recognise and develop novel and innovative ideas using a range of laboratory methods, specifically the fabrication and characterisation tools used in nanotechnology such as various microscopies, surface modifications and molecular level construction methods.

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Study Pathways:

This graduate diploma articulates into the Master of Nanotechnology.

Further information:

This graduate diploma is not available to applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology) or Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology) (Honours) from Flinders University or equivalent qualification and should apply for the Master of Nanotechnology (SATAC code 2CM060) instead.

Who for:

Students who require coverage of the fundamental knowledge and skills in the core areas

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info Yes Full time 1 year
Bedford Park No info Yes Part time 2 years
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