Nanoscience

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StudyQA ranking:2539 Duration:4 years

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Nanoscience involves the science, application and engineering of systems in the nanometre region. It is a broad discipline at the forefront of scientific, medical and materials research. Nanoscience enables the creation of devices, machines and functional materials with unique properties. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a recognised pioneer of nanoscience and nanotechnology, contributing greatly to the development of this new and exciting field. This outstanding platform led UNSW to develop one of the World's first nanotechnology degree programs in 2002.
The Bachelor of Nanoscience (Honours) at UNSW is a multidisciplinary degree taught by the three Schools of Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering. The degree is administered by the School of Chemistry, but all schools have a strong input and courses are also hosted by the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences.
No other degree program at UNSW provides the breadth of study in science disciplines that students studying Nanoscience (Honours) receive. The award of Bachelor of Nanoscience (Honours) is made on successful completion of a specialist Nanoscience research project in the final year of the program. Class sizes are typically 10-35, permitting considerable interaction between academics, researchers and students. 
Students entering Nanoscience (Honours) at UNSW should have a good high school education in physics, chemistry and mathematics. Organisations employ nanoscience and nanotechnology graduates because of their broad training, capacity to think critically and laterally, and their problem solving abilities. 

Stage 1 (common for all students in the program)

Semester 1

  • CHEM1011 Chemistry A (6 UOC) or CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A (6 UOC)
  • PHYS1121 Physics 1A (6 UOC) or PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A (6 UOC)
  • MATH1131 Mathematics 1A (6 UOC) or MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A (6 UOC)
  • NANO1001 Nanotechnology 1 (6 UOC)

Semester 2

  • CHEM1021 Chemistry B (6 UOC) or CHEM1041 Higher Chemistry B (6 UOC)
  • PHYS1221 Physics 1B (6 UOC) or PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B (6 UOC)
  • MATH1231 Mathematics 1B (6 UOC) or MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B (6 UOC)
  • MATS1192 Design & App of Materials (6 UOC)

Students then choose either a Nanodevices or Nanomaterials major, and follow the sequence of study outlined for the chosen major below:

Nanodevices Major

Stage 2 (Nanodevices)
Semester 1

  • BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes (6 UOC)
  • CHEM2041 Analytical Chem:Essential Meth (6 UOC)
  • MATS2003 Materials Characterisation (6 UOC)
  • PHYS2111 Quantum Physics (6 UOC)

Semester 2

  • BIOC2201 Principles of Mol. Biol (Adv) (6 UOC)
  • CHEM2021 Organic Chem: Mech & Biomol (6 UOC)
  • NANO2002 Nanotechnology 2 (6 UOC)
  • 6 UOC of general education

Stage 3 (Nanodevices)

Semester 1

  • CHEM3011 Physical Chemistry (6 UOC)
  • NANO3001 Advanced Nanomaterials (6 UOC)
  • PHYS3113 Thermal and Statistical (6 UOC)
  • 6 UOC of electives below

Semester 2

  • NANO3002 Nanomedicine (6 UOC)
  • PHYS3118 Solid State Physics (6 UOC)
  • 6 UOC of electives below
  • 6 UOC of general education

Electives (Nanodevices)

Semester 1

  • BABS3121 Molec Biol of Nucleic Acids (6 UOC)
  • BIOC2101 Principles of Biochem (Adv) (6 UOC)
  • BIOC3111 Molecular Biology of Proteins (6 UOC)
  • CHEM3021 Organic Chem: Strats for Synth (6 UOC)
  • CHEM3031 Inorg Chem:Trans Metals & Comp (6 UOC)
  • CHEM3998 Special Project in Chemistry 2 (6 UOC)
  • CHEM6701 Topics in Contemporary Chem A (6 UOC)
  • MATH2011 Several Variable Calculus (6 UOC)
  • PHYS3112 Experimental Physics (6 UOC)

Semester 2

  • CHEM2031 Inorganic Chem: The Elements (6 UOC)
  • CHEM3998 Special Project in Chemistry 2 (6 UOC)
  • CHEM6041 Analytical Chem: Frontier Tech (6 UOC)
  • CHEM6702 Topics in Contemporary Chem B (6 UOC)
  • MATH2121 Differential Equations (6 UOC)
  • MATS4005 Composites and Functional Mats (6 UOC)
  • PHYS3117 Physics Laboratory (6 UOC)

Stage 4 (Nanodevices)

  • NANO4004 Nanotechnology Project (18 UOC) taken in semester 1 and 2 for a total of 36 UOC.
  • 12 UOC of electives from the list of stage 3 electives for the Nanodevices major.

Nanomaterials Major

Stage 2 (Nanomaterials)

Semester 1

  • BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes (6 UOC)
  • CHEM2041 Analytical Chem:Essential Meth (6 UOC)
  • MATS2003 Materials Characterisation (6 UOC)
  • PHYS2111 Quantum Physics (6 UOC)

Semester 2

  • CHEM2031 Inorganic Chem: The Elements (6 UOC)
  • MATS2004 Mechanical Behaviour of Mats (6 UOC)
  • NANO2002 Nanotechnology 2 (6 UOC)
  • 6 UOC of general education

Stage 3 (Nanomaterials)

Semester 1

  • CHEM3011 Physical Chemistry (6 UOC)
  • MATS3001 Mechanical Behaviour of Metals (6 UOC)
  • NANO3001 Advanced Nanomaterials (6 UOC)
  • 6 UOC of electives below

Semester 2

  • MATS3004 Polymer Sci & Engineering 1 (6 UOC)
  • NANO3002 Nanomedicine (6 UOC)
  • 6 UOC of electives below
  • 6 UOC of general education

Electives (Nanomaterials)

Semester 1

  • CHEM3021 Organic Chem: Strats for Synth (6 UOC)
  • CHEM3031 Inorg Chem:Trans Metals & Comp (6 UOC)
  • CHEM3998 Special Project in Chemistry 2 (6 UOC)
  • MATH2011 Several Variable Calculus (6 UOC)
  • MATS3002 Fundamentals of Ceramic Proces (6 UOC)
  • PHYS3112 Experimental Physics (6 UOC)

Semester 2

  • CHEM2021 Organic Chem: Mech & Biomol (6 UOC)
  • CHEM3998 Special Project in Chemistry 2 (6 UOC)
  • CHEM6041 Analytical Chem: Frontier Tech (6 UOC)
  • MATH2121 Differential Equations (6 UOC)
  • MATS2006 Diffusion and Kinetics (6 UOC)
  • MATS3005 Phase Transformations (6 UOC)
  • MATS4005 Composites and Functional Mats (6 UOC)
  • PHYS3117 Physics Laboratory (6 UOC)

Stage 4 (Nanomaterials)

  • NANO4004 Nanotechnology Project (18 UOC) taken in semester 1 and 2 for a total of 36 UOC.
  • 12 UOC of electives from the list of stage 3 electives for the Nanodevices major.
  • High school degree
  • IELTS Academic version only 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min.23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test  (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE)
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