• Offered by Research School of Chemistry
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Chemistry
  • Areas of interest Chemistry, Physics, Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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This subject introduces the top down and bottom up processes for manufacturing of advanced materials. The course will discuss current techniques in materials manufacturing, including solid/liquid/gaseous-state synthesis and crystal growth, thin film technology, polymer processing and 3D print, additive manufacturing and device fabrication. This course will discuss how to shape the nanomaterials, thin films, bulk materials and flexible materials for different applications. The course will also discuss future developments of technologies and sustainable methods of manufacturing and recycling.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse fundamental elements of a range of complex processing techniques needed to independently create advanced materials.
  2. Demonstrate expert autonomous judgement on the most appropriate manufacturing processes and materials for given products.
  3. Critically evaluate the complex considerations involved in sustainable materials design.
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the advantages and limitations of different manufacturing methods.
  5. Develop specialised skills in advanced experimental techniques and expert knowledge in materials science.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Laboratory / Workshop reports (50) [LO 1,5]
  2. Mid-semester assignment (25) [LO 2,3]
  3. Final exam (25) [LO 3,4]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face components which may consist of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week plus 27 hours of laboratory throughout the semester.
  • Approximately 67 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks. 

Inherent Requirements

To be determined.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be active in the Master of Science in Material Science or the Master of Science (Advanced) in Materials Science

Prescribed Texts

None indicated

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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
6952 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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