Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Nanotechnology
Bachelor of Nanotechnology Advanced

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Nanotechnology,
Bachelor of Nanotechnology Advanced

Abbreviation:

BNanotech,
BNanotechAdv

Home Faculty:

Science

Duration:

4 years

Total Credit Points:

192

Delivery Mode:

On campus (Face-to-face)

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

846, 846_2

UAC Code:

757625, 757626

CRICOS Code:

051709G, 052459A

Overview

The Bachelor of Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary degree which is jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Science. The degree targets the emerging field of nano-materials, molecular machines and nano-science.

The course draws on major research strengths at UOW including: the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, the BlueScope Steel Metallurgy Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. One of the main aims is to produce high quality graduates to feed into postgraduate programs within UOW research units.

This course has a materials chemistry focus with possible elective subjects in physics, engineering (eg. mechatronics) and biology. There are a total of five elective subjects giving students scope to match the course to their interests whilst retaining a core focus on molecular design and characterization of materials at the nano-dimension. The course includes four specially designed subjects that are mainly research oriented and combine lectures, laboratory and project work. This gives students from first year onwards a taste of where leading research in nanotechnology is heading.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Nanotechnology (846):

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 85 (or equivalent). The ATAR is reviewed each year.

Bachelor of Nanotechnology Advanced (846_2):

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 90 (or equivalent). The ATAR is reviewed each year.

Assumed Knowledge: Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Students who have not completed Chemistry at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Students without at least HSC Mathematics Band 4 (or equivalent) are required to take a Mathematics subject (usually MATH151) in the first year.

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Nanotechnology (846):

This is a prescribed program of study comprising core and optional subjects as set out below.

Bachelor of Nanotechnology Advanced (846_2):

Students who are eligible for this degree fulfil all the same requirements as Bachelor of Nanotechnology candidates but are also eligible for additional benefits and challenges. For further information refer to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Advanced (741A) and consult the Degree Coordinator.

Course Program

Subjects

Session

Credit Points

First Year

CHEM101

Chemistry 1A: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry

Autumn

6

CHEM102

Chemistry 1B: Structure and Reactivity of Molecules for Life

Spring

6

ENGG153

Engineering Materials

Autumn

6

MATH141

Foundations of Engineering Mathematics

Autumn

6

OR

MATH187

Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus

Autumn

6

MATH142

Essentials of Engineering Mathematics

Spring

6

OR

MATH188

Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus

Spring

6

NANO101

Current Perspectives in Nanotechnology

Spring

6

PHYS141

Fundamentals of Physics A

Autumn

6

PHYS142

Fundamentals of Physics B

Spring

6

Second Year

CHEM211

Inorganic Chemistry II

Autumn

6

CHEM212

Organic Chemistry II

Autumn

6

CHEM213

Molecular Structure, Reactivity and Change

Spring

6

MATE201

Structure of Materials

Autumn

6

MATE202

Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

Spring

6

NANO201

Research Topics in Nanotechnology

Spring

6

PHYS205

Advanced Modern Physics

Autumn

6

Plus one of the following electives:

Materials Chemistry Stream

CHEM214

Analytical and Environmental Chemistry

Spring

6

MATE204

Mechanical Behaviour of Materials

Spring

6

Physics Stream

MATH212

Applied Mathematical Modelling

Spring

6

PHYS215

Vibrations, Waves and Optics

Spring

6

Mechatronics Stream

ENGG152

Engineering Mechanics

Spring

6

ENGG154

Engineering Design and Innovation

Spring

6

Other subject options

BIOL103

Molecules, Cells and Organisms

Spring

6

STAT252

Statistics for the Natural Sciences

Spring

6

Third Year

CHEM301

Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Spring

8

CHEM364

Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy

Autumn

8

MATE302

Polymeric Materials

Spring

6

NANO301

Research Project in Nanomaterials

Autumn

8

Plus three of the following electives:

Materials Chemistry Stream

CHEM314

Instrumental Analysis

Autumn

8

CHEM320

Bioinformatics: From Genome to Structure

Spring

8

CHEM321

Organic Synthesis and Reactivity

Spring

8

MATE301

Engineering Alloys

Autumn

6

MATE306

Fracture, Failure and Degradation

Autumn

6

Physics Stream

PHYS305

Quantum Mechanics

Autumn

6

PHYS363

Advanced Photonics

Spring

6

PHYS396

Electronic Materials

Spring

6

Mechatronics Stream

ENGG251

Mechanics of Solids

Autumn

6

MECH215

Fundamentals of Machine Component Design

Spring

6

Other subject options

BIOL213

Principles of Biochemistry

Autumn

6

BIOL214

The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism

Spring

6

Fourth Year

MATE303

Ceramics, Glasses and Refractories

Spring

6

MATE411

Advanced Materials and Processing

Autumn

6

MATE412

Electronic Materials

Spring

6

NANO401

Major Project Thesis in Nanotechnology

Annual

24

Plus one elective from the General Schedule

6

Honours

The Degree of Bachelor of Nanotechnology Honours is awarded for performance in third and fourth year subjects, based on a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) formula.

Professional Recognition

Students may choose options enabling them to graduate and be eligible for accreditation with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Other Information

The Degree Coordinators are Dr Marc in het Panhuis - School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Room 18.130, telephone: (02) 4221 3155, email: panhuis@uow.edu.au and Professor Geoff Spinks - School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Room 1.111, telephone: (02) 4221 3010, email: gspinks@uow.edu.au.

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2014