Frontier materials and nanotechnology



This specialisation equips students with the skills to challenge the frontiers of technology by developing new materials. Units cover material characterisation and modelling and the latest developments in natural, functional and structural materials. Students are exposed to exciting new developments in nanotechnology, focusing on materials for improved functionality, more effective energy generation and longer energy storage.

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.

Frontier materials and nanotechnology courses

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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.

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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.

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