NANO AND MICRO-SCALE MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
Credit points: 15
In EMS5NME, you will learn principles of advanced nano and micro-scale manufacturing engineering and how to apply the most relevant processes in use today to create novel microstructures, devices, and systems. You will learn both top-down and bottoms-up manufacturing processes, and how to integrate them together. You will learn top-down methods such as advanced photolithography, bulk/surface micromachining, 3-beam processing, precision electromechanical machining processes, and roll-to-roll processing. Important properties of key classes of materials will be discussed, including their electrical, magnetic, and optical characteristics. The modern synthesis of nano-scale building blocks into nanocomposites and bio-inspired nanomaterials. The self-assembly of molecules and nano-scale building blocks into nanocomposites and meso-scale structures and devices will also be discussed. Finally, concepts in micro-scale mechanical assembly, micro-robotics, and mirco-factories will be introduced. You will systematically explore the advantages and limitations of advanced nano and micro fabrication processes and learn how (and in what order) to apply them. You will gain an appreciation for the needs of the semiconductor, sensors, electronics packaging, NEMS/MEMS - microfluidics, and micro optics industries. Finally, you will consider requirements for nano/micromanufacturing enterprises with a particular emphasis on cost, performance, reliability, ease of manufacture, sustainability, and safety.
SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJames Maxwell
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesInclude: twice-weekly lectures, 2-hr weekly workshops, textbook readings, one literature search activity, one recorded student presentation activity, one group project, and subject summary sheets.
Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENC, SMENCB, SMENE, SMENEB, SMENM, SMENMB or TM001.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Micro and Nanomanufacturing, Volume I
AuthorM. J. Jackson
Micro and Nano Fabrication: Tools and Processes
AuthorH. H. Gatzen
Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology
AuthorM. J. Madou
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Maxwell
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
WorkShopWeek: 12 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Literature Search and Individual Report:
Subject chosen from a provided list of advanced materials topics, and students carry out a literature search on this topic and provide a written report with 5-Slides and 5 articles.
(600 words equivalent)
Two Recorded Student Lectures on Advanced Concepts:
Subject chosen from a list of advanced materials topics--related to (but beyond) the lecture notes; students pretend to instruct another student on this topic. Video uploaded onto LMS. (15% Ea.)
(2000 words equivalent)
|Oral presentation||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO4, SILO6|
Three 40-minute open-notes quizzes. 5% each quiz. Must also turn-in hand-written summary sheets each time for credit (5% each quiz.)
(2000 word equivalent)
|Quizzes||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
One Final Examination:
Oral defence of group nanomanufacturing case study. Videos, charts, and responses uploaded into LMS.
(2000 word equivalent per student)
|Practical demonstration||Combined||Yes||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6|