Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology program

A program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology requires 108 credit points from this table including:
(i) A 48 credit point major in Chemistry or Physics
(ii) 12 credit points of 1000-level program core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 2000-level program core units
(iv) 6 credit points 4000-level program core units
(v) 30 credit points of 4000-level or higher units according to the following rules:
(a) For students undertaking advanced coursework in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 12 credit points of 4000-level project units, 12 credit points of program selective List 1 units and 6 credit points of program selective List 1 or List 2 units
(b) For students undertaking honours in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 24 credit points of 4000-level honours project units (by departmental permission only) and 6 credit points of program selective List 1 units; or
(c) For students in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Science: 12 credit points of 4000-level Engineering thesis units, 12 credit points of program selective List 1 units and 6 credit points of program selective List 1 and List 2 units

Units of Study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Program Core
MATH1002
Linear Algebra
3    A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111. Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).
N MATH1012 or MATH1014 or MATH1902
Semester 1
MATH1902
Linear Algebra (Advanced)
3    A (HSC Mathematics Extension 2) OR (90 or above in HSC Mathematics Extension 1) or equivalent
N MATH1002 or MATH1014

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MATH1005
Statistical Thinking with Data
3    A HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent.
N MATH1015 or MATH1905 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or DATA1901
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1905
Statistical Thinking with Data (Advanced)
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or 90 or above in HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
N MATH1005 or MATH1015 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or DATA1901
Semester 2
MATH1021
Calculus Of One Variable
3    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
N MATH1011 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or ENVX1001 or MATH1001 or MATH1921 or MATH1931
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1921
Calculus Of One Variable (Advanced)
3    A (HSC Mathematics Extension 2) OR (Band E4 in HSC Mathematics Extension 1) or equivalent.
N MATH1001 or MATH1011 or MATH1906 or ENVX1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1021 or MATH1931

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MATH1931
Calculus Of One Variable (SSP)
3    A (HSC Mathematics Extension 2) OR (Band E4 in HSC Mathematics Extension 1) or equivalent.
N MATH1001 or MATH1011 or MATH1901 or ENVX1001 or MATH1906 or MATH1021 or MATH1921

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment is by invitation only
Semester 1
MATH1023
Multivariable Calculus and Modelling
3    A Knowledge of complex numbers and methods of differential and integral calculus including integration by partial fractions and integration by parts as for example in MATH1021 or MATH1921 or MATH1931 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2
N MATH1013 or MATH1903 or MATH1907 or MATH1003 or MATH1923 or MATH1933
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1923
Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Adv)
3    A (HSC Mathematics Extension 2) OR (Band E4 in HSC Mathematics Extension 1) or equivalent.
N MATH1003 or MATH1013 or MATH1907 or MATH1903 or MATH1023 or MATH1933

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MATH1933
Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (SSP)
3    A (HSC Mathematics Extension 2) OR (Band E4 in HSC Mathematics Extension 1) or equivalent.
N MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1013 or MATH1907 or MATH1023 or MATH1923

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment is by invitation only.
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Program Core
MATH2021
Vector Calculus and Differential Equations
6    P (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1XX2) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907)
N MATH2921 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067
Semester 1
MATH2921
Vector Calculus and Differential Eqs (Adv)
6    P [(MATH1921 or MATH1931 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1021 or MATH1001)] and [MATH1902 or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1002)] and [(MATH1923 or MATH1933 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1023 or MATH1003)]
N MATH2021 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067
Semester 1
NANO2002
Introduction to Nanoscience
6    A A first-year level knowledge about the atomic and molecular structure of matter, of the electronic structure of atoms, and basic mathematical knowledge.
P CHEM1XX1 or AMME1362 or AMME2302 or PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or PHYS1904 or CIVL2110


This unit must be taken by all students in the Nanoscience Program.
Semester 2

4000-level units of study

Program Core
NANO4001
Modern Nanoscience
6    A It is strongly recommended that you have completed a major in Chemistry or Physics before attempting the unit.
P 144 credit points of units of study including NANO2002
Semester 1
Project
NANO4888
Applied Nanotechnology Project
12    P 144 credit points of units of study including NANO2002
Semester 2
Honours project
NANO4103
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Honours A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
NANO4104
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Honours B
6    C NANO4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
NANO4105
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Honours C
6    C NANO4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
NANO4106
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Honours D
6    C NANO4105 and SCIE4999
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
     Semester 1
Semester 2
Engineering Honours thesis
AMME4111
Thesis A
6    P 36 cp of any 3000- or higher level Engineering units of study
N AMME4010 or AMME4122 or AMME4121 or BMET4111 or BMET4112 OR BMET4010


Prospective students in Thesis A are expected to have consulted with supervisors and selected a topic of interest at the end of third year, guided by the advertised list of suggested thesis topics and supervisors. Availability of topics is limited and students should undertake to speak with prospective supervisors as soon as possible. Students who are unable to secure a supervisor and topic will be allocated a supervisor by the unit coordinator. Alternatively, students may do a thesis with a supervisor in industry or in another university department. In this case, the student must also find a second supervisor within the School of AMME.
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112
Thesis B
6    P 36 cp of any 3000- or higher level Engineering units of study
N AMME4121 or AMME4010 or AMME4122 or BMET4111 or BMET4112 OR BMET4010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4111
Thesis A
6    P 36 cp of any 3000- or higher level units of study
N BMET4010 or AMME4111 or AMME4112 or AMME4010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4112
Thesis B
6    P 36 cp of any 3000- or higher level units of study
N BMET4010 or AMME4111 or AMME4112 or AMME4010
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4811
Thesis A
6    A CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 3000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
P CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806
N CHNG4813 OR CHNG4814 OR CHNG4203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
School permission required for enrolment in semester 2.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4812
Thesis B
6    A CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that Honours Thesis A and all (six) core chemical engineering units of study in third year have been successfully completed
C CHNG4811
N CHNG4813 OR CHNG4814 OR CHNG4203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1
School permission required for enrolment in semester 1.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4022
Thesis A
6    P 30 credit points of any 3000- or higher level units of study.
N CIVL4203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
It is expected that the Thesis will be conducted over two consecutive semesters and that the majority of students will start in Semester 1. Commencement in Semester 2 requires permission of Thesis coordinator and School's Director of Learning and Teaching and will only be allowed where there are good reasons for doing so. Students considering this option should discuss it with the Thesis coordinator at least one semester before they intend to start.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4023
Thesis B
6    P 30 credit points of any 3000- or higher level units of study.
N CIVL4203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4712
Thesis A
6    P 36 cp of 3000- or higher level units of study
N ELEC4714

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule. Note also that entry to Honours Thesis is by permission.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4713
Thesis B
6    N ELEC4714

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule. Note also that entry to Honours Thesis is by permission.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Program Selective - List 1
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6    A Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BMET5911
Advanced Instrumentation for Nanotechnology
6    A Knowledge in calculus, linear differential equations, basic mechanics and electromagnetism.
Semester 1
BMET5931
Nanomaterials in Medicine
6    A [[(BIOL1xxx OR MBLG1xxx) AND CHEM1xxx AND PHYS1xxx] OR [(AMME1961 OR BMET1961)] AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901)]] AND (NANO2xxx OR AMME1362)
N AMME5931
Semester 1
BMET5958
Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering
6    A (MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR BMET9921)
N AMME5958
Semester 2
CHNG5008
Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering
6    A 12cp CHEM2xxx
Semester 2
PHYS4126
Quantum Nanoscience
6    A A major in physics including third-year quantum physics and third-year condensed matter physics
P An average of at least 65 in 144 cp of units
Semester 2
Program Selective - List 2
PHYS4015
Neural Dynamics and Computation
6    A First- and second-year physics
P 144cp of units including (MATH1x01 or MATH1x21 or MATH1906 or MATH1931) and MATH1x02
Semester 2
PHYS4016
Bayesian Data Inference and Machine Learning
6    A 48 credit points of 3000-level units of study and programming experience in Python
P 144 credit points of units of study including (12cp of MATH1XXX) or [(6cp of MATH1XXX) and DATA1X01]
Semester 2
PHYS4017
Practitioner Physics
6    A 48cp of 3000-level units, and a major or minor in Physics
P 144 credit points of units of study including 12cp of PHYS1XXX
Semester 1
SCIE4001
Science Communication
6    A Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.


Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
Semester 1
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Intensive March
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Intensive August
Intensive March
SCIE5004
Higher Education in STEM
6    A ?Students should have completed a major in a STEM discipline?
Semester 2