nanoscience, nanotechnology

Nano science and technology bachelor degree courses at undergraduate, post grad master, Ph.D doctorate research degree levels at universities in Australia are listed below.  More non Nanoscience technology degree courses here .

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  • Nanotechnology research is increasingly likely lead to the creation of new materials, drugs and devices with many applications  in medicine &  electronics.
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  • 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
  • Nanotechnology develops nanomaterials or devices in the nano scale range.
  • 201o Nobel Prize for Physics  won for work in Nano -materials


Typical requirements for NanoScience & NanoTechnology degree:

  • Physics and/or Chemistry,  Maths, English

Victoria : VIC

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

Queensland : QLD

Western Australia : WA

South Australia : SA

Australia Capital Territory : ACT

  • Nanoscience courses at  University of South Australia:  ANU

 More non Nanoscience technology degree courses 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.