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.

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.


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

Student-centred engineering experiences

Discover our state-of-the-art facilities, engineering learning environment, programs and research opportunities.

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

learn more about Deakin's 15% Postgraduate bursary

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