Master of Science (Nanoscience) (MSc(Nano))

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Entry requirements

Master of Science

Admission to the Master of Science (180 or 240 credits) is open to students who have completed one of the following minimum pre-requisites:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree, or close equivalent, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300 level papers;
  • A Bachelor degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Science or close equivalent, in the intended postgraduate subject, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300 level papers.

Master of Science - by thesis only

Admission to the 120-credit Master of Science (by thesis) is open to students who have been awarded either of the following with a minimum B average:

  • A Bachelor of Science (Honours) with an endorsement in the same subject as that in which the thesis will be done;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Science with an endorsement in the same subject as that in which the thesis will be done


For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Science (Nanoscience) structure

Candidates for the Degree of Master of Science shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of papers totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

  • Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree
  • Completion of a Subject

Requirements

Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits in a subject including:

  • A thesis of at least 90 credits or a research report of at least 60 credits;
  • At least 60 credits at 700 level, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, a Research Methods paper and any compulsory papers.

Progression

For progression to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Science, candidates must have maintained a B Grade Average over the Part One papers.

Papers

Part One (At least 60 credits)

Subject Papers

An approved selection of 700-level papers from
122.703 Gene Expression
122.704 Molecular Cell Biology
122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
122.791 Special Topic
123.711 Research Methods in Chemistry and Nanoscience
123.712 Advanced Nanoscience and Physical Chemistry
123.713 Advanced Chemical Synthesis
123.792 Special Topic
124.712 Condensed Matter Physics
124.721 Quantum Mechanics and Group Theory
124.722 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory
124.761 Topics Statistical Physics and Random Processes
124.762 Chemical Physics
124.791 Special Topic

Part Two

120 credits from:

236.899 Thesis
236.897 Thesis (Year 1)
236.898 Thesis (Year 2)

OR

At least 60 credits from:

236.875 Thesis
236.871 Thesis (Year 1)
236.872 Thesis (Year 2)
236.870 Research Report

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