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Bachelor of Science (Nanoscience) - 2014

  • Some papers available at Albany
  • Major and minor available at Manawatu
  • Equivalent to 3 years of full-time study


A revolution is occurring in science and technology, based on the recently developed ability to measure, manipulate, and organise matter on the nanoscale: 1 to 100 billionths of a meter. At the nanoscale, physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and engineering converge toward the same principles and tools. As a result, progress in nanoscience will have very far-reaching impact.

New properties of matter emerge at the nanoscale, and there are many exciting challenges in fabricating, measuring, and understanding matter on the nanoscale. A degree in Nanoscience provides you with a modern, interdisciplinary approach to science.

If you would like to be involved in a field at the cutting edge of physical and biological sciences, then the Nanoscience major is for you. In addition to dealing with the novel properties of materials on the nanoscale, a key facet of the Nanoscience major is its interdisciplinary character, which includes all of the fundamental sciences.

You will build on a foundation of maths, physics, and chemistry before going on to study aspects of nanoscience itself, focusing on a choice from two options: quantum nanoscience (with an emphasis on further physics and chemistry of modern nanomaterials) or bionanoscience (with an emphasis on biological macromolecules and nanostructures).

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