• Offered by Physics Education Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Photonics, Physics, Engineering, Nuclear Physics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jong Chow
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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The micro-photonics part of the course will cover the application of optical fibres outside of the telecommunications applications (covered in PHYS3060) and includes architecture, astronomy a wide range of fibre sensors, and applications in architecture, astronomy, automotive, aerospace and structural health (bridges, ships). Bio-Photonics will cover the increasing use of fibre optics in medical procedures and diagnostics including endoscopy, laser therapy and dosimetry. The nano-photonics part of the course will include carbon wires, lithography, photonic crystals, and nanofibres and devices. Laboratory work covers both hands-on, fibre-based experiments and software simulations.

Note: if required, this course is also available as ENGN4613

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the operation of sensor systems
2. Explain the use of fibres in medicine and nanophotonics
3. Quantify the above.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Assignments (20% in total; LO 1-3)
  • Labs (30%; LO 1-3)
  • Exam (50%; LO 1-3)

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Workload

30 lectures, 8 tutorials and 24 hours laboratory sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PHYS3060.

Assumed Knowledge

PHYS2016 and PHYS2017

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2132 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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