BP230 - Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology)

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Plan: BP230NPH - Bachelor of Science (Nanophysics)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

As a student you will experience a wide range of learning environments – lectures, tutorials, online delivery, laboratory practicals, individual and group work. Lectures, tutorials and seminars are used extensively in the program to communicate knowledge and ideas about the role of nanotechnology in society.

Of particular importance is the high proportion of time you will spend in the laboratory and undertaking project and field work, which will develop your practical skills and capabilities and your teamwork and time-management skills, and will provide context for your learning activities.

A number of courses have been adapted to online delivery. Many courses also make use of the student portal, CANVAS, for electronic provision of course material, tutorial problems, past exams and other relevant documents.

If you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage, it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – refer to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

 

Assessment

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, as appropriate to the material being taught, the skills being acquired and the capabilities developed. Formative and summative assessment tasks are undertaken throughout courses in the program.

Formative assessment is often done during a course and provides opportunity for immediate evidence of your learning. Its purpose is to improve the quality of your learning, and classroom and laboratory assessment are the most common formative assessment techniques. In-class discussions, revision problems, and past exam papers, are available for you to gauge your understanding of the lecture material.

Course goals and objectives reflect the cumulative nature of the learning process and summative assessment, usually at the end of the course, is used to ensure that you have met these course aims. Exams, assignments, oral and written presentations, laboratory and studio reports and project reports will be used as part of, and as a measure of, your learning.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

The following Courses focus specifically on work integrated learning (WIL): 

The Professional Scientist (ONPS2335) will prepare you for work through i) a series of lectures on topics important to the professional scientist such as professional, legal, and social aspects of the workplace, and ii) experience gained from a group project designed to simulate an activity important to a professional scientist.

In Science Project (ONPS2186) you will undertake a substantial fundamental or industrial research project in your chosen area of specialism. This is likely to involve the design of a process for investigation of a problem and its possible solution, undertaking the process with guidance from an academic or industry supervisor.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Scientific Skills and Communication12ONPS2334City Campus
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus
Modern Physics12PHYS2123City Campus
Calculus and Analysis 112MATH1142City Campus
Calculus and Analysis 212MATH1144City Campus
Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism12PHYS2127City Campus
Chemistry of Materials 112CHEM1030City Campus
Introduction to Nanotechnology12ONPS2149City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Mathematics for Physicists12MATH1129City Campus
Materials Physics12PHYS2179City Campus
Classical & Quantum Mechanics12PHYS2178City Campus
Electromagnetism12PHYS2181City Campus
Optics & Photonics12PHYS2180City Campus
Programming Fundamentals for Scientists12COSC2676City Campus
AND
Select and complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Nanotechnology Methodology12ONPS2155City Campus
Nanotechnology Practice12ONPS2156City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Solid State Physics12PHYS2068City Campus
The Professional Scientist12ONPS2335City Campus
Science Project12ONPS2186City Campus
Radiation & Nuclear Physics12PHYS2176City Campus
Quantum Physics12PHYS2175City Campus
Thermal & Statistical Physics12PHYS2177City Campus
AND
OPTION 1: Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Nanotechnology Methodology12ONPS2155City Campus
Nanotechnology Practice12ONPS2156City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 

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