BP247 - Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology)/Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences)

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Plan: BP247ASCDD - Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology)/Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology)/Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences)
Award abbreviation: BSc(Nano)BSc(AppSc)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time or 8 years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 019999
CRICOS code: 060826E

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Purpose of the Program

As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as both a Nanotechnology and a Physics or Chemistry professional (depending on your chosen major), as well as having education in relevant aspects of biology and engineering.  Over the duration of the program you will develop:

  • A broad and coherent Body of Knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Nanotechnology and Physics/Chemistry, as a basis for independent lifelong learning, and which allow you to reflect critically on theory and professional practice.

  • Cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise Nanotechnological and Physical/Chemical information, problems, concepts and theories.

  • Cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of Nanotechnology and Physics/Chemistry knowledge with depth in some areas.

  • Cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving Nanotechnological and Physical/Chemical problems with intellectual independence.

  • Communication skills to present clear and coherent exposition of Nanotechnology and Physics/Chemistry knowledge and ideas.

  • Nanotechnology and Physics/Chemistry knowledge and skills which you will apply with initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship and research.

  • Nanotechnology and Physics/Chemistry knowledge and skills  to selectively apply in diverse contexts.

  • Nanotechnology and Physics/Chemistry knowledge and skills you will apply with responsibility and accountability for your own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others. 

In your final year you will undertake a capstone  experience comprising ONPS2186 Science Project (where you will produce  a substantial fundamental or industrial research project in your chosen area of specialism) and ONPS2335 The Profesional Scientist . The Science  Project  is a culmination of your studies - an opportunity to integrate knowledge, skills and their application. The Professional Scientist marks your transition from science student to work-ready science graduate. 

This double degree program requires on campus attendance. It includes on-line components. 

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways from this degree include Honours, Masters and PhD programs. For specific details of the options available to you contact the Program Coordinator or Discipline Head.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in one of Chemistry or Physics; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.  

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is a double degree in Nanotechnology and Applied Sciences which will prepare you upon graduation for registration with either the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) (http://www.aip.org.au/) or the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) (http://www.raci.org.au/). You will have a specialization in the growing area of nanotechnology, and will be eligible for registration in national and international nanotechnology professional bodies as they develop.

In developing this program proposal the following industry groups have been consulted:

  • Nanotechnology Victoria (NanoVic). NanoViccomprises a large network of small and medium sized companies conducting nanotechnology research and development.
  • The Nanotechnology double degree has been presented to the RMIT Program Advisory Committees for Physics and Chemistry. Currently there is no Nanotechnology PAC, however, this may change in the future. 
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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, CANVAS or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library and also at the dedicated nanotechnology web-page: http://rmit.libguides.com/nanotechnology.

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, CANVAS.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd



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