About the Course

Make big waves with the “Science of Small”. Nanotechnology is one of the most important technologies of today. Coupled with Materials Science, it can produce solutions that are cheaper, faster, smaller and stronger. They are applied in almost every field, such as products for consumer, lifestyle, medical, electronics and renewable energy industries.

With knowledge from these two interrelated disciplines, you can tap the diverse career opportunities across a spectrum of high-growth industry sectors. You will develop a strong foundation in producing advanced materials such as polymers and ceramics, to produce smart products for our evolving world.


This is for you if … you are passionate about science and want to be at the forefront nanotechnology and material science; you are inspired to create new and meaningful products using advanced materials.

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What You'll Study

  • Career Prospects

    Graduates can look forward to a rewarding and challenging career in the following career tracks:

    • Materials Development and Processes
    • Materials Characterization & Analysis
    • Nanotechnology

    Materials Development and Processes

    Graduates will be equipped with strong knowledge of chemistry and materials sciences for materials synthesis to develop new materials as materials technologies and development engineers. Knowledge in various materials process technology will also be gained, which will allow the support of industries as materials process engineers.

    Materials Characterization and Analysis

    Graduates will receive ample practical training in operating and handling specialized equipment, instruments and tools for the characterization and analysis, including failure analysis of advanced materials for the support of the complete product development cycle. Graduates will be well qualified as quality engineers, laboratory/research technologists to work in advanced materials analysis laboratories in both industries and research institutions.


    Graduates will have the knowledge in nanotechnology to support the design and development of nanotechnology products in nanotechnology and nanoscience laboratories using smart, nano-structured devices and nanomaterials.

    With the Diploma in Nanotechnology and Materials Science, graduates will also have immediate recognition and can gain entry to reputable local and foreign universities including advanced standings for related undergraduate programmes.

  • Further Studies

    The Diploma in Nanotechnology & Materials Science is also your ticket to further education in many local and overseas universities including: