Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
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Errata
Item  Errata  Date 

1. 
NANO4001 Modern Nanoscience is no longer running in 2022. 
04/02/2022 
2. 
PHYS4017 Practitioner Physics has been cancelled for 2022. 
18/02/2022 
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 1000level program core units  
(iii) 12 credit points of 2000level program core units  
(iv) 6 credit points 4000level program core units  
(v) 30 credit points of 4000level or higher units according to the following rules:  
(a) For students undertaking advanced coursework in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 12 credit points of 4000level 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 4000level 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 4000level 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.  
1000level 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 
Intensive January 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 January 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 MATH1901 or MATH1906 or ENVX1001 or MATH1001 or MATH1921 or MATH1931 
Intensive January 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 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 MATH1901 or ENVX1001 or MATH1906 or MATH1021 or MATH1921 Note: Department permission required for enrolment Enrolment is by invitation only 
Semester 1 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 January 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 
2000level units of study 

Program Core 

MATH2021 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations 
6  P (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1XX2 or a mark of 65 or above in MATH1014) 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 firstyear 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 
4000level 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 CHNG3804 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 CHNG3804 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that Honours Thesis A and all core 3000 level 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 cp of any 3000 or higher level units of study) OR (12cp of any 3000 or higher level units of study AND CIVL3206 AND CIVL3811) 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 BE 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 Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics 
6  A (BMET2903 or BMET9903) and CHEM1111. Basic knowledge in physics, thermodynamics, chemistry and mathematics 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 thirdyear quantum physics and thirdyear 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 secondyear 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 3000level 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 3000level 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 4000level and 18 credit points of 3000 or 4000level units from Science Table A Midyear 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 1000level P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000 or 4000level and 18 credit points of 3000 or 4000level units from Science Table A N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12 
Semester 1a 
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 4000level and 18 credit points of 3000 or 4000level units from Science Table A N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107 
Semester 1a Semester 2a 
SCIE5004 Higher Education in STEM 
6  A Students should have completed a major in a STEM discipline 
Semester 2 