Course Title: Recent Advances in MicroNanoEngineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Recent Advances in MicroNanoEngineering

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0441

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.31

Course Coordinator Availability: E-mail for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Micro- and nano-technologies represent smart solutions that enable rapid advances for applications in electronics, biomedical engineering, and communication engineering. This course will describe the current frontiers in micro- and nano-technologies, with specific focus on functional materials, flexible electronics, nanoscale devices, silicon photonics, and smart energy. The physical properties and materials characteristics which are translated into structures and devices will be discussed.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Objectives:
• High levels of technical competence in the field
• Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Describe the frontiers in micro- and nano-technologies.
• Fabricate flexible electronic devices.
• Apply research skills to prepare a literature review.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will provide an interactive and hands-on learning experience:
• Lectures (with interactive tutorial components)
• Computer-based laboratory sessions (instructor guided)
• Cleanroom fabrication (hands-on) of flexible electronic devices (instructor guided)
• Group or individual project to provide training in research skills, especially literature review

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided with detailed lecture and tutorial content as learning resources. Course materials will be made available online. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment (laboratories, project and tests) will occur on a regular basis through the semester to provide you feedback on your performance and the quality of your learning outcomes.