Course Title: Nanotechnology Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nanotechnology Practice

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2156

City Campus

Undergraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Professor Gary Bryant

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2139

Course Coordinator Email: gary.bryant@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 14.7.6

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have a background in theoretical and practical chemistry and physics, to at least first-year level.  You should also have completed the 12 credit point course ONPS2149 Introduction to Nanotechnology, an equivalent course, or be able to provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.


Course Description

The course will develop your critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills in nanotechnology, physics and chemistry - the skills that professional scientists will require during their career in solving synthetic, structural, and energetic problems associated with nanomaterials. It builds on the knowledge you have gained from your science courses, and the Introduction to Nanotechnology course, in prior years.

 Nanotechnology Practice comprises a series of lectures which aim to mature the understanding you have already developed in the Nanotechnology and Science programs.

Specifically the course will cover:

  • Advanced nanotechnology using neutron scattering.
  • Advanced nanotechnology using X-ray scattering.
  • Self assembly, surfaces and interfaces in nanotechnology.

Other Advanced specialist topics in nanotechnology. 

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the School of Applied Sciences Program Learning Outcomes at AQF Level 7:

  • PLO-1   Understanding Science
  • PLO-2   Scientific knowledge
  • PLO-3   Inquiry and Problem Solving
  • PLO-4   Communication
  • PLO-5   Personal and Professional Responsibility

 


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. describe the basic science behind a range of advanced experimental techniques that utilise synchrotron and neutron sources
  2. place in context the various experimental techniques, the information they provide, and their application for the investigation of various problems in nanotechnology
  3. report your work in a clear and precise way through assignments and tests
  4. draw on a sound knowledge base in order to develop a systematic approach to solving scientific problems related specifically to nanotechnological materials
  5. present problem solving strategies and worked solutions using conventional scientific and mathematical notation

 

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn by:

  • attendance at lectures where the syllabus content will be introduced and your interaction with the material will be encouraged and directed (developing the knowledge capability dimension);
  • participation in class discussion, where principles and concepts will be explored (developing the knowledge capability);
  • undertaking set problems and exercises to develop familiarity with numerical calculations, and application of concepts to the solution of abstract problems (developing the technical and critical analysis and problem solving capabilities).
  • self-directed exploration of lecture material, texts, online and library resources;
  • viewing demonstrations, videos or simulations of relevant physical scenarios to clarify analysis of them (developing the technical and critical analysis and problem solving capabilities);
  • prepare for and undertake class tests and assignments to assess their knowledge.
  • undertake laboratory experiments and preparing reports to aid in understanding lecture material.

Total Study Hours

Teacher guided hours: 36

Learner directed hours: 48

 

 

 


Overview of Learning Resources

Many good references are available in the Library on the topics covered at this level. Particulars will be given out at the start of the course. You will be able to access lecture notes, course information and assorted learning materials through myRMIT


Overview of Assessment

Note that:

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 Assessment will be through

  • Class test 1 - 30% (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Class test 2 - 30% (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Laboratories and written assignments - 40%  (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)