Course Title: Microelectronic Minor Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Microelectronic Minor Project

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Madhu Bhaskaran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0441

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: E-mail for appointments

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The Minor Project can only be taken in your final semester of enrolment in the Master of Engineering program.  It will draw extensively on material learned in the prior coursework component.  You will choose a topic in your area of interest/expertise either as part of a large project or an independent project and will work under the guidance of an individual supervisor.

Course Description

This is a one semester research project which is assessed by a report and oral presentation.  The project is a focused piece of work and usually involves designing and building a circuit, simulation model, application software/hardware or a specified device. A project is usually defined within the framework of a larger project and your contribution will be used as input to the outcomes of the larger project.  A report is required and is marked by your supervisor.  The report should demonstrate your independent work, giving a clear indication of your ability to undertake inquiry and show adequate skills in technical writing and presentation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Generally, the capabilities you will acquire include:

• technical competence
• research skills
• problem solving
• design
• project management
• communication, including report writing and audio visual presentation, and
• self-directed learning

On successfull completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Provide a critical assessment of relevant literature/technologies
• Conduct an independent work either alone or as part of a larger project;
• Demonstrate skills in technical writing to provide a satisfactory report and presentation.

Overview of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are project specific.

For your given project topic you will be required to establish a program of research with your supervisor specific to your topic.

You will be required to undertake research tasks e.g. experimental design and operation and report writing.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed References: There are no prescribed references. You will conduct research on the project topic including a literature review. The supervisor will guide you in the literature search. 

You are encouraged to use RMIT and other libraries, internet and other resources as may be required.

Overview of Assessment

You will submit a final report and give a short presentation on your project.  Your work will be assessed and marked by your project supervisor and at least one other academic.