SENSORS AND DEVICES

CHE3SEN

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

CHE3SEN is a required subject for Nanotechnology students but is also available to B. Sc. and other 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 be also described with implications in catalysis and sensing.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE2FCA, CHE2FCB and one of (CHE2ENC, CHE2MAC, CHE2MOC, CHE2NAC)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE5SEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2 hour exam (written answers and problem solving)50
Research project and 2000 word report. Replaced by experiments for students not undertaking CHE3ADB30
Topic assignments including computer based workshop assignments (1000 words)A 50% hurdle requirement applies to the laboratory component, and also to the exam component.20