ENEL491-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Nano Engineered Devices

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

Micro- and nano-electronic device design and fabrication technology. Physics of electronic materials. Advanced semiconductor devices. Solar cells design and fabrication. Future trends in nano-electronics. Micro- and nano-fluidics and their applications.

This course will equip you with advanced knowledge of electronic materials and devices, as well as a fundamental understanding of semiconductor device design and processing techniques, in particular solar cell design and fabrication, future trends in bio-nanotechnology and micro-fluidics and an introduction to emerging nanoscale devices.

The main areas of study are:
(1) micro- and nano-electronic device design and fabrication technologies;
(2) physics of electronic materials;
(3) advanced semiconductor devices;
(4) solar cell design and fabrication;
(5) current and future trends in nano-electronics;
(6) micro- and nano-fluidics and their device applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • LO1: Understand the principles of nanotechnology and nanoscience. (WA1)

  • LO2: Appreciate the processing and engineering technologies used in the fabrication of semiconductor micro- and nano-engineered devices and in microfluidic devices. (WA1)

  • LO3: Apply physical science and engineering principles to the design, fabrication and testing of solar cell devices in individual and group settings. (WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4)

  • LO4: Appraise and evaluate current emerging research and applications of semiconductor and microfluidic micro- and nano-devices and associated technologies. (WA2, WA4, WA12)

  • LO5: Communicate investigation outcomes in oral and written form. (WA10)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Prerequisites

ENCE362 or ENEL373 or ENEL372

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 A4 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 A6 Lecture Theatre (21/2-27/3)
Rehua 003 Music (24/4-29/5)
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar
03 Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar
04 Monday 14:00 - 15:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar
06 Monday 11:00 - 12:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar
09 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar
10 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar
11 Thursday 15:00 - 16:30 Elec 102 Nano Lab
4 Mar - 24 Mar

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar
02 Monday 19:00 - 21:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar

Course Coordinator

Martin Allen

Lecturer

Volker Nock

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 25%
Lab Report 25%
Scientific Paper Presentation 25%
Scientific Paper Referee Report 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Folch i Folch, Albert; Introduction to bioMEMS ; CRC Press, 2013.

Geschke, Oliver. , Klank, Henning., Telleman, Pieter; Microsystem engineering of lab-on-a-chip devices ; 2nd rev. and enl. ed; Wiley-VCH, 2008.

Sze, S. M. , Lee, M. K; Semiconductor devices, physics and technology ; 3rd ed; Wiley, 2012.

Additional Course Outline Information

Mahi ā-Ākonga | Workload (expected distribution of student hours, note 15 points = 150 hours):

Contact Hours

Lectures: 36 hours
Tutorials: 0 hours
Workshops: 0 hours
Laboratories: 9 hours

Independent study

Review of lectures: 30 hours
Test and exam preparation: 30 hours
Assignments: 40 hours
Tutorial preparation: 0 hours
Laboratory calculations: 5 hours

Total 150

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,197.00

International fee $6,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 70

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

All ENEL491 Occurrences

  • ENEL491-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024