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The Bachelor of Science (Physics and Nanotechnology) at Murdoch University combines classical physics with modern interpretations and the practical use of cutting-edge nanoscience.
You will explore and interpret the universe and all it contains via increasingly finer details, as you apply advanced and complex theories to hands-on practical work in the nanotechnology laboratory.
Core units across physics, mathematics and chemistry are complimented by research skills units in physical and life sciences, health sciences and exercise physiology, and cognitive neuroscience and psychology.
Alternatively, you could major in information technology, engineering technology or mineral science. Whichever direction you favour, there will be opportunities to work on the university's key research projects, using state of the art technology, throughout the course.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Those who have not completed mathematics, physics and/or chemistry at secondary level will need to complete introductory prerequisite units in their first year at university.
If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.
In this physics and nanotechnology course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus one general elective and one university-wide breadth unit.
Plus two general elective units.
Plus two general elective units.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Science (Physics and Nanotechnology) from Murdoch University.
Graduates will essentially know how to manipulate matter on the nanoscale; applying their skills to real-world problems - and creating solutions. Researchers at Murdoch have, for example, discovered and patented a process to rejuvenate human skin after it has been severely burnt.
Further innovations in medicine await. Nanotechnology is also used in all manner of other life-changing fields across the globe. Graduates may seek roles in diverse areas from information technology and mobile telecommunications, to renewable energy generation and water purification, to all types of engineering and aerodynamics.
Curious about where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.
Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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