ADVANCED SENSORS AND DEVICES

CHE5SEA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

CHE5SEA is a required subject for Bachelor of Science (Honours)/Master of Nanotechnology students. Learning activities within the subject include lectures, tutorials, and projects conducted within a research laboratory setting. Students will study many aspects of contemporary sensing theory and practice and the device technologies required for real world implementation. Part A) Sensors & Electrochemistry: electrochemical principles, general concepts of chemical sensing, amperometric sensors, lab-on-a-chip miniaturisation. Part B) Surface chemistry: the role of second order interactions and the chemical potential in chemical processes, including solubility, miscibility and solvent extraction will be explored. Interactions on and between surfaces and interfaces will also be described with implications in catalysis and sensing.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: PSMSC, SMNT, SZHSN, or SZHSMN and successful completion of CHE2NAN or CHE2NAC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE3SEN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students are not permitted to take the topics contained in this unit for credit in CHE3ADB.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsQuantitative chemical analysis.PrescribedHarris, DC, 2015 or other editionFREEMAN
ReadingsIntermolecular and surface forcesRecommendedJacob Israelachvili, 2010Academic Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of key concepts of contemporary sensing theory and practice and the device technologies required for real world implementation in accordance with the "Principles of Chemistry" as defined by the RACI.

Activities:
During lectures students will answer short questions individually or as part of small groups, reinforcing lecture material. In tutorials and in their own time students will apply these concepts to solve a variety problems, some of which are assessed via quizzes or assignments and others which are provided as optional problem sets for exam preparation.

02. Competently apply professional integrity to the design and performance of experiments, collection of data and reporting of results employing safe laboratory practices and skills.

Activities:
The laboratory work will comprise a research project conducted with one of the research groups in chemistry. This will involve 18 hours per semester, at a time to be arranged with the academic project supervisor. At the end of the project students are required to submit a report of less than 2000 words in the form of a journal article, with assessment based on practical skills, application of research problem solving and the final written report. For students who have not completed or concurrently undertaking CHE3ADB, this will be replaced by more regular laboratory experiments conducted in the undergraduate laboratory.

03. Write coherent descriptions of chemical principles and report experimental results with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.

Activities:
At the end of the project students are required to submit a report of less than 2000 words in the form of a journal article. Alternatively, for students who have not completed or concurrently undertaking CHE3ADB, they will submit laboratory reports throughout the semester that are marked against a rubric for professional presentation. Reports returned in a timely manner and annotated with helpful comments to aid improvement.

04. Solve abstract, routine and real-world problems relevant to chemical sensing, sourcing and summarising legitimate scientific information when required.

Activities:
The research project and associated report that are described above are significant in this regard. Additionally, a discussion of one or more relevant scientific papers will be required as part of the topic assignment tasks.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 24.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour exam (2000 word equiv)Exam component. Exam includes written answers and problem solving.50 01, 03, 04
Research project and report. (1500 word equiv)Project or lab reports. Replaced by experiments for students not undertaking CHE3ADB.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Topic assignments (1000 word equiv)E.g. Problem sets.20 01, 03, 04