Graduate Diploma in Nanotechnology

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  • Objectives
    The primary aim of this suite of degrees is to facilitate skills transfer from another relevant area of engineering or science and technology to the study of nanotechnology. Students will develop the capacity to: * understand the basic scientific concepts underpinning nanoscience; * understand the properties of materials and biomaterials at the atomic/molecular level and the scaling laws governing these properties; * understand current frontier developments in nanotechnology; * recognise and develop novel and innovative ideas; * demonstrate ability in a range of laboratory methods, specifically the fabrication and characterisation tools used in nanotechnology such as various microscopies, surface modifications and molecular level construction methods; * demonstrate communication, problem-based and critical thinking skills that will promote life long learning in their future careers. Learning outcomes Students will: * be able to apply the latest techniques and theories; * have a sound grounding and expert knowledge in multidisciplinary areas of nanoscience; * have a sound grounding in and expert knowledge of the basic sciences relevant to employment or further study in the traditional sciences; * have a grounding in economics and commerce relevant to the needs of high-technology companies; * be prepared to work in a high tech work force or pursue further postgraduate studies in nanotechnology. Transferable Professional Skills Within the science disciplines studied, students will have developed: * communication and presentation skills; * research skills appropriate for further study and employment; * teamwork and interpersonal skills; * an appreciation of the need for continuing professional development; * a capacity for experimental design and critical analysis of data; * familiarity with modern, computer-based communication technology.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology must normally hold a degree in any relevant discipline of science or engineering or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Examples of relevant disciplines include but are not limited to Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology. The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Students who have completed the four-year undergraduate Nanotechnology course at Flinders cannot be admitted to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma but may have 36 units of credit towards completion of the Masters program.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Nanotechnology
  • Course description
    The Graduate Diploma in Nanotechnology is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

    The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology and the Master of Nanotechnology, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.

    Students who have completed the graduate certificate are awarded up to 18 units of credit towards the graduate diploma. Students who have completed the graduate diploma are awarded credit for related topics towards the masters.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Nanotechnology, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to a specified program of study.

    Students must undertake:





    Nanotechnology 1: Fundamentals of Nanotechnology GE



    Nanotechnology 2: Structures and Characterisation GE



    Nanotechnology 3 : Frontiers of Nanotechnology



    plus 12 units from the following topics:


    Science Based Enterprises GE



    Managerial Economics GE



    Advanced Biodevices 1 (Supramolecular Chemistry) GE



    Advanced Nanomaterials Studies A



    Advanced Nanotechnology 1 (Surface Science) GE



    Advanced Surface Characterisation



    Bioinspired Nanotechnology



    Introduction to Microelectro-mechanical Systems (MEMS) *


    * Students interested in this topic should enrol cross-institutionally in the topic EEET4047 Introduction to Microelectro-mechanical Systems (MEMs) at University of South Australia. Note that students will undertake this topic as a replacement for a 3-unit Flinders topic, and their degree will be 37.5 units in total.

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