• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Bionanotechnology is an emerging field that combines principles from biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics to understand and control biological processes at the molecular level.

Using bionanotechnological approaches, revolutionary advances are being made in the biomedical sciences, varying from the visualization and manipulation of individual molecules, the use of nanoparticles to deliver drugs to specific sites in the body and the development of nanofabricated architecture to read out the sequence of DNA.

The Bionanotechnology (Honours) programme from University of Wollongong will give you the knowledge and concepts associated with bionanotechnology, knowledge of the principles from biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics associated with the understanding and control of biological processes at the molecular level. In the final year, you will undertake a substantial piece of supervised research, together with other required seminar and/or course work.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate extensive and coherent knowledge of the principles and concepts associated with bionanotechnology.
  • Demonstrate extensive and coherent knowledge of the principles from biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics associated with the understanding and control of biological processes at the molecular level.
  • Demonstrate technical and cognitive skills associated with bionanotechnology - and its relevant subjects from mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry - by locating, analysing and synthesising information to generate solutions to complex questions and problems.
  • Exercise critical analysis of observations and data from primary and secondary sources.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge and skills associated with bionanotechnology to plan and execute a substantial research project
  • Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to others through a variety of media.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Bionanotechnology
  • Fundamentals of Physics 
  • Chemistry IA: Introductory Physical and General Chemistry
  • Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Foundations of Engineering Mathematics
  • Foundation Chemistry: Reactions and Structures

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Assumed Knowledge: Biology and Mathematics or Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
  • In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
  • CRICOS: 090881E

Tuition Fee

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    32112 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 128448 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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All domestic undergraduate students holding Australian or New Zealand citizenship or holders of an Australian permanent visa (including Humanitarian) living in Australia are eligible for a CSP.

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
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