The degree provides you with a background in physics, chemistry and biology, complemented by insights into business, enterprise management, commerce, and legal issues such as intellectual property – all vital components for scientists working in business and industry.
Graduates will have many opportunities at the boundaries of traditional science due to the cross-disciplinary nature of their degree. Whatever the environment, commercial or research, these employment opportunities will be at the cutting-edge of technology. There are many opportunities for graduates who wish to work in a commercial environment
In the Nanotechnology Specialisation the topic sequence forms a coherent and explicit path towards a comprehensive appreciation of, and competence in, the appropriate underlying science. It also aims to develop a range of transferable research, analytical and communication skills including the capacity to:
- Understand and apply modern scientific principles
- Demonstrate skills in the retrieval and presentation of scientific information both orally and in writing to scientific and non-scientific audiences
- Demonstrate proficiency in critical analysis of information and capacity to solve problems
- Analyse and evaluate numerical data
- Demonstrate competence in the practical use of relevant computer and information technology
- Work effectively in a team
- Appreciate the role of science in society
- Understand the ethical issues raised through the study of science.
Job opportunities in Australia:
- Nanofabrication technologist
- Nanomaterial scientific officer
- Nanosystems research assistant
- Nanosystems scientist
- Microengineering process development officer.