Physics and Nanotechnology
Physics has a long and distinguished history, and underpins our modern technology. More importantly, physics research is paving the way for new technologies of the future. Nanotechnology, the science of the very small, promises the creation of new materials for medical, engineering, water purification, energy generation, mobile telecommunications, and space exploration, is the cutting edge of physics.
The Physics and Nanotechnology major comprises an essential core of classical and modern physics. The common core of physics units, with some units concentrating on nanotechnology can be complemented by units such as computing to provide a strong foundation from which specialised areas and interests can be developed. These specialised areas allow students to extend their analytical and problem solving skills to related disciplines.
What are my career opportunities?
A degree in Physics and Nanotechnology will give you the necessary background and experience to undertake research in universities, government research institutions and private companies. Other employment opportunities include teaching, health and environmental management, quality control, weather forecasting, business and finance, taxation and foreign affairs, utilities, government, energy, and planning and policy.
Three reasons why you should choose to study Physics and Nanotechnology at Murdoch University
- Extensive opportunities to tailor the degree for specific careers through a wide range of double majors or major/minor combination with many other courses at the university. It can be easily combined with other majors such as Maths, Chemistry or Sustainable Energy Management, giving excellent job opportunities.
- Experience state-of-the-art research facilities that expose you to cutting-edge technology and be the first to experience new breakthroughs in research. The Murdoch University Nanoscience Research Group, housed at Murdoch University, is an example of one of the many research centres you will have the opportunity of being involved with.
- If you are not able to come to campus to study, there is an option for you to study outside the university. All of the physics units can be completed with no compulsory attendance on campus. The external units are designed for self contained and independent study supported by learning resources such as CD ROMS, lab kits and online material via the internet. You can always contact your tutors by phone, fax or e-mail when you need help.