• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering, Biomedical Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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This course introduces the fundamentals of nano-scale engineering and manufacturing. Current and future applications of nanostructured materials will be reviewed with respect to their impact in commercial products and technologies. Particular emphasis will be placed in biomedical applications. The main physical forces controlling the nucleation and deposition of nanostructures will be presented allowing a better understanding of key design factors at the nano-scale. Well-established and novel synthesis/fabrication methods nanostructures will be critically discussed giving a broad overview of the state-of-the-art nanomanufacturing processes. Standard characterization methods will be elucidated using various examples and exercises throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the fundamental principles of nanotechnology and their application to biomedical engineering.
  2. Apply engineering and physics concepts to the nano-scale and non-continuum domain.
  3. Identify and compare state-of-the-art nanofabrication methods and perform a critical analysis of the research literature.
  4. Design processing conditions to engineer functional nanomaterials.
  5. Evaluate current constraints, such as regulatory, ethical, political, social and economical, encountered when solving problems in living systems.
  6. Apply and transfer interdisciplinary systems engineering approaches to the field of bioand nanotechnology projects.
  7. Discuss and evaluate state-of-the-art characterization methods for nanomaterials, and determine nanomaterial safety and handling methods required during characterization.

Other Information

Professional Skills Mapping: 

Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Presentation (26) [LO 1,2,3,5,7]
  2. Tutorial submissions (24) [LO 1,2,4,5,6]
  3. Final exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

One two-hour lecture and one one/two-hour tutorial per week.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this course is currently not available.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed PHYS1101 or PHYS1001 or PHYS1013.

Prescribed Texts

None

Assumed Knowledge

Basic Thermodynamics

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
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5538 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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