• Offered by Physics Education Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Photonics, Physics, Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jong Chow
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course includes an on campus activity/ies. Check timetable for details. Contact course convener if you are unable to travel to Canberra.

This course will cover the application of photonics outside of the telecommunications applications (covered in ENGN4513) and includes fundamental knowledge of a wide range of photonic sensors and instruments.  These technologies find applications in architecture, astronomy, automotive, aerospace and structural health (bridges, ships), as well as the increasing use of photonics in medical procedures and diagnostics including endoscopy, laser therapy and dosimetry.  Laboratory work covers both hands-on, fibre-based experiments and software simulations.

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. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the technologies that underly key components in a photonic sensing system;
2. Be able to understand and quantify the effect of important parameters such as calibration, linearity and signal-to-noise;
3. Design and build a complete topology for a sensing system by integrating key photonic components;
4. Present the design and explain how the system works and communicate details of its performance and limitations.
5. To demonstrate independent acquisition and evaluation of further relevant knowledge beyond the classroom;

Indicative Assessment

Examination – 40% (LO1-5)
In-class activities (Quizzes) – 10% (LO 1-5)
Laboratory – 30%  (Includes a design project and in-class project presentation) (LO 1-5)
Assignments – 20% (Includes an essay paper that requires literature search and reading) (LO1-5)

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Workload

24 lectures, 6 tutorials and 24 hours laboratory sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

Must be enrolled in either Master of Engineering Photonics or Master of Science in Precision Instrumentation and Measurement, or by permission of the convenor. Incompatible with PHYS3051.

Assumed Knowledge

PHYS3060 or PHYS6501 or equivalent

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
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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
8866 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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