Graduates of the Nanotechnology specialisation, within the Bachelor of Science, will have many opportunities at the boundaries of traditional science due to the cross-disciplinary nature of their degree.

Where can our graduates go?

Nanotechnology impacts upon all aspects of industry including:

  • Aerospace
  • Computing
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Industrial coatings such as paint, wood and metal
  • Medicine
  • Solar Energy
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Telecommunications

Employment opportunities are at the cutting edge of technology in both research and commercial environments. Graduates have found research-based careers in the Defence Science and Technology Group, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and universities within Australia and internationally.

Getting a degree is the first step on a pathway to a range of employment opportunities. Some potential occupations for those with a degree in this area as they progress through their career include those listed below.

Potential Occupations

Potential Employers

  • Assistant Production Planner
  • Examiner of Patents
  • Graduate Administrative Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Microengineering Process Development Officer
  • Nanofabrication Technologist
  • Nanomaterial Scientist
  • Nanomaterials Business Manager
  • Nanosystems Scientist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Patent Examiner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Production Supervisor
  • Research Officer
  • Scientific Support Officer
  • Scientist
  • Technical Officer
  • Technical Officer - Nanotechnology
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Trainee Patent Attorney
  • Alchemia Limited
  • Antaria Limited
  • AorTech Biomaterials
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials
  • Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • Australian Synchrotron
  • CAP-XX
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited
  • CeramiSphere
  • Cochlear
  • Coherent Scientific
  • CSIRO
  • Deakin University
  • Defence Science Technology Organisation
  • Dyesol
  • Ian Wark Research Institute
  • IBM
  • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute
  • IP Australia
  • Micronisers
  • MiniFAB
  • NanoChem
  • Nanomics BioSystems
  • Plantic Technologies Limited
  • PolyNovo Biomaterials
  • pSivida Corp
  • Sirtex Medical
  • Starpharma Holdings Limited
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Tyrian Diagnostics
  • University of Melbourne
  • Water Environment Biotechnology Laboratory


These jobs indicate some possible employment pathways, including graduate and more advanced (or higher level) positions, and reflect the diversity of our student cohort. Some jobs may require further experience or study and are included here to illustrate the breadth of potential pathways available as you progress in your career.