discipline

Frontier materials and nanotechnology

Equip yourself with the skills to challenge the frontiers of technology through new materials. You’ll explore exciting new developments in nanotechnology, focusing on materials for improved functionality, energy generation and storage.

Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM): at the forefront of engineering research

Strong research partnerships: connect with CADET and IISRI

Career opportunities

Our graduates get jobs. With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand both here in Australia and further abroad. Employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities. 

As a frontier materials and nanotechnology graduate, you could gain employment within industries as diverse as:

  • academia
  • government
  • manufacturing
  • research.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)

IFM is at the forefront of materials design and engineering research. One of Australia's leading materials research institutes, IFM addresses some of the major challenges facing society through innovations in materials design and performance.

Research with us

In a course that’s already pushing the boundaries, maybe you’ll develop an idea that the world should know about. If so, a higher degree by research could be for you. We’ll help you develop your paper with our associated research centres, including the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training and Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation.

Learn more about researching with us

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