Bachelor of Photonics and Nanoscience

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

You'll gain the fundamental knowledge, specialised skills and experimental experience to equip you for a variety of challenging careers in the expanding areas of photonics and nanoscience. Photonics deals with the generation, manipulation, transport and detection of light, and has many applications in the communications industry. Nanoscience underpins the technology of creating materials, devices and systems through the control of matter at the atomic level.

During this honours-level degree program, you'll have the ability to tailor your studies to suit your career goals, and in your final year, undertake a year-long research project in an industry or research laboratory environment.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Photonics and Nanoscience is offered full-time on campus at the Nathan campus.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 15-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you wish to study part-time throughout the program, a program structure showing a sequence of courses is provided so you can undertake 8-15 hours of scheduled classes per week. However, attendance at daytime classes may be required.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

As an honours degree graduate, your skill level will make you highly attractive to employers in the rapidly expanding knowledge economy, where there are many exciting job opportunities in photonics and technology-based companies.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Photonics and Nanoscience is accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics.