Bachelor of Science - Nanotechnology / Bachelor of Science - Applied Sciences

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

As an RMIT Nanotechnology/Applied Sciences student you will gain the skills and knowledge to work in the rapidly growing area of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the science and engineering of material less than a micrometre. It requires a broad knowledge of science as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to produce innovative processes or devices. This double degree course is multidisciplinary, combining nanotechnology with physics or chemistry. It covers physical, chemical, biological and engineering nanoscience. There is a strong emphasis on using cutting-edge instruments and technology as well as a focus on laboratory and research work-often in collaboration with external organisations. As a graduate, you will investigate and create materials at the nanoscale-with enhanced properties such as higher strength, lighter materials, and greater chemical reactivity-in order to manufacture more efficient devices, medicines and materials.


Year 1-You will study the fundamental sciences of chemistry, physics, scientific skills and mathematics. You'll also be introduced to the integrated multidisciplinary nature of nanotechnology. Year 2-From second year, you will start to study your chosen major in either chemistry or physics. You will also start to study more advanced areas of science including analytical spectroscopy and semiconductor device fabrication, as well as the interrelated subjects of microbiology, immunology and genetics. Year 3-You will further your study of advanced nanotechnology including using neutron and X-ray scattering and self-assembly, surfaces and interfaces in nanotechnology. You will also continue to study courses from your chosen major. Year 4-Your final year will focus on advanced studies in your chosen major.


  • Biology, Chemistry, Electronic technology and instrumentation, Inorganic chemistry, Nano-engineering, Nanotechnology, Organic chemistry, Physics.

Standard entry requirements

  • Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 20 in one of Chemistry or Physics and in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics
  • And a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $119,040
International: $138,240
  • ATAR: 61
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Nanotechnology graduates find research or industry-based careers in Australia and overseas. People with skills and qualifications in nanotechnology will be in high demand. Graduate shortages have also been identified in the nano-enabling specialisations of: chemistry-particularly polymer, colloidal, organic and bio-inorganic chemistry; materials science and engineering; microelectronics fabrication; and meteorology. Many graduates go on to higher study (master and/or PhD) in order to pursue a career in nanotechnology research. Others go on to work in a wide variety of industries. Graduates are currently employed in telecommunications, computing, defence, solar energy, medicine, aerospace, paints and coatings, cosmetics, and environmental remediation.

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