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What will I learn?

Nanotechnology is the science and engineering of material less than a micrometre. It requires a broad knowledge of science as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to produce innovative processes or devices.

Nanotechnologists design and engineer materials, machines and systems capable of imaging and manipulating single molecules or atoms.

The Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology) / Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to work in the rapidly growing area of nanotechnology. Through your studies, you will receive a strong grounding in nanotechnology, with the opportunity to major in either chemistry or physics.

This double degree is multidisciplinary, combining nanotechnology with physics or chemistry. It covers physical, chemical, biological and engineering nanoscience/nanotechnology. There is a strong emphasis on using instruments and communication.

Why study nanotechnology at RMIT?

RMIT is at the forefront of education and research in the rapidly evolving field of nanotechnology - the science and engineering of materials less than a micrometre in size.
Reflecting nanotechnology’s multidisciplinary nature, RMIT’s double degree encompasses physical, chemical, biological and engineering nanoscience and nanotechnology.


Nanotechnology graduates are in demand for research or industry-based careers in Australia and overseas. Our recent graduates have found employment in government research centres such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); in industry research, including the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Pty Ltd; and in medical research facilities, including St Vincent’s Hospital.

There are graduate shortages in the nano-enabling specialisations of chemistry, particularly polymer, colloidal, organic and bio-inorganic chemistry; materials science and engineering; microelectronics fabrication and meteorology.

Graduates can work in areas such as:

solar energy
paints and coatings
environmental remediation.

Graduates may also complete a Master or PhD and become researchers.

Which department am I in?

STEM College



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,480.00 (19,52,891) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, February 2023


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 75% average.

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries