Course Title: MicroNanoEngineering Minor Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: MicroNanoEngineering Minor Project

Credit Points: 24.00



Course Coordinator: Dr Shiva Balendhran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1833

Course Coordinator Email: shiva.balendhran@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 10, Level 8, Room 32


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To be eligible to enrol in this course:
1. You must have completed a minimum of 48 Credit Points as a full-time student or 24 Credit Points as a part-time student of of the MC206 program.


Course Description

The MicroNanoEngineering minor project enables you to carry out a focused piece of work under the guidance of the project supervisor. The project will be a small research investigation with impact in the fields of micro/nanoscale science and technology. The course will enable skills development in areas of micro/nanoscale science and technology through a brief literature review, experimental or simulation based research, and scientific presentation in written and oral forms.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course and its assessment develop the following Program Learning Outcomes:
1. High levels of technical competence in the field
2. Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies
3. Communicate effectively across all modes: listen, speak, write and draw


On completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Perform literature review
2. Identify possible solutions and their trade-offs
3. Plan experiments or tasks to evaluate the solutions
4. Implement and test given tasks
5. Maintain detailed records and logs of all activities


Overview of Learning Activities

You will undertake the following learning activities:
• Literature review,
• Research methodology implementation,
• Results analysis and discussion,
• Reporting of results and outcomes in written form, and
• Presentation of project outcomes


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources available to you include:
• Research project supervisor
• Technical staff
• Laboratory facilities
• Computer software and hardware facilities
• Research literature through the library


Overview of Assessment

Assessment of the project is based on:

  • Project report/thesis and/or related publications
  • Project presentations
  • Performance rating from research project supervisor
  • Outcomes rating from independent academic assessor