- Code PHYS8702
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Physics
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Physics
- Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Photonics, Physics, Engineering
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Bram Slagmolen
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2023
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Ever wanted to build something but didn’t know how? Thought you couldn’t master the skills needed? Want to take an idea or solution to a problem and bring it into reality? This course will give you the confidence to design, prototype, and build solutions to real world problems. You’ll have the opportunity to pick up new skills, or expand and grow existing ones in CAD, Digital Fabrication, Circuit Design and Fabrication, Programing, and even the good old hammer. You’ll begin the year with “deep-dives”, building simple projects that grow your confidence in a range of these skills. As the year progresses, you’ll have the opportunity in small teams to either propose your own projects/ideas, or service a client’s needs with an innovative solution. You’ll come out of this experience with transferable skills, and the tenacity to do anything from repairing a smartphone, through to designing your own sensor system to interface with it!
This course builds on the skills developed in PHYS6701.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand and gain experience with the process of prototyping--design, build, evaluate, iterate;
- Develop, analyse, and critically evaluate alternative options in order to justify and generate solutions in a real-world project;
- Demonstrate proficiency with a wide variety of key techniques in hands-on making, electronics, and systems integration;
- Effectively communicate decisions and solutions using appropriate media to professional and lay audiences;
- Apply project management and organisational skills to produce time-sensitive deliverables in a multidisciplinary team.
- Individual Final Presentation (25) [LO 1,2,4]
- Final Report (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Regular oral and/or written progress reports (20) [LO 4,5]
- Meeting of agreed project schedule/milestones (30) [LO 1,2,3,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours per semester including:
• Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 3 hour workshop per week.
• Approximately 94 hours of self directed study which will include mentor meetings, project proposals and reviews as well as preparation for other assessment tasks.
to be determined
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6957||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|