Nano technology & Nano science bachelor degree courses at undergrad, post grad master, PhD doctorate research degree levels at universities in Australia are listed below.
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- Nanotechnology develops nanomaterials or devices in the nano scale range.
- It is quite plausible Nanotechnology research may lead to the creation of new materials, drugs and devices with many applications in medicine & electronics.
- NanoTech also known as NanoScience is the study of the control of matter (Nanoparticles) at atomic and molecular level. Nanotechnology deals with structures of dimensions less than 100 nanometers.
- 201o Nobel Prize for Physics won for work in Nano -materials
Typical requirements for NanoScience & NanoTechnology degree:
- Physics and/or Chemistry, Maths, English
New South Wales : NSW
- Nanotechnology degree at University of New South Wales : UNSW
- Nanotechnology & Nanomechanics at University of Wollongong : UOW
- Nanoscale Technology course at University of Technology, Sydney: UTS
- Bachelor of Medical Science (Nanotechnology) at WSU
Victoria : VIC
- University of Melbourne, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Master, Bachelor of Nanotechnology degree at La Trobe University
- Programs in Nanotechnology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology: RMIT
Queensland : QLD
- Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre at Griffith University
- Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) : UQ
Western Australia : WA
- Nanochemistry courses at Curtin University of Technology
- Physics and Nanotechnology degree courses at Murdoch University
South Australia : SA
- Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology at Flinders University
- Bachelor of Science (Nanoscience & Materials) at University of Adelaide
- University of South Australia: UNISA
Australia Capital Territory : ACT
- Nanoscience courses at University of South Australia: ANU
For other non nanoscience technology degree courses, look here .
Nanotechnology was first used in 1974 by a professor in a Japanese Uni. Nanotechnology is quite a recent development, with a genesis no earlier than 1959. A ‘nanometre’ is 1 millionth of a metre, typicallya few atoms apart, where ‘normal’ sized objects are made up of many 1000s.
Nanotechnology is a very exciting and revolutionary science and is growing rapidly. The expectation that this science will lead to useful developments in human biology healthcare, IT and defence applications. Nanotech applications o far include nanoparticles in sunblock using nanoparticles of titanium dioxide. Other advances include nanoparticles that may deliver drugs to targetted parts of the body, or intelligent clothes that can monitor blood pressure or heart rate. Hazardous chemicals could be neutralised by nanoparticles.
There is some concern that the technology could be dangerous or at the very least controversial, that its smallness may mean particles getting into places that are not desirable. The possibility of Nano foods is alarming for some, especially after the recent controversy that surrounded the GM food experiments. Suggestions for nanofoods include milk that tastes like cola so that more children will drink more of it, and foods enhanced by the nutrients found in fruit and vegetables for those that don’t eat enough of them.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology employs varied areas of science including chemistry, physics, photonics, environmental science and biology, and therefore the courses are quite broad in the first year or so.