Nanotechnology at UNSW is a multidisciplinary degree taught by the three Schools of Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering.
The Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology) is comprised of 32 courses taken over 4 years and involves a common first year for all students, followed by the choice to specialise in either Nanodevices or Nanomaterials in second year.
Students must enrol in a minimum of 6 UoC and a maximum of 24 UoC per semester.
The courses required for this degree are listed in the 3618 Bachelor of Nanoscience (Honours) program page in the Online Handbook.
In first year, the courses are as follows:
- 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)
- 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)
If you still have questions about your Materials Science and Engineering degree after reading the Online Handbook, please contact the School of Chemistry.
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