Syllabus for Project Course in Micro- and Nanotechnology

Projektkurs i mikro/nanoteknik

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1TE072
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2011-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits within Science and Technology including Micro and nanotechnology I.
  • Responsible department: Department of Engineering Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • analyse an existing micro-construction that may also have elements of nanotechnology,
  • suggest and give grounds for an improved construction,
  • prepare documentation needed for fabrication and act as a client during component fabrication,
  • develop a test plan, construct a test setup and perform an evaluation of the component.

Content

The task, as a part of a group project, is to develop a construction according to a given specification. The suggested construction is to be adjusted in accordance with manufacturing restrictions, as well as evaluated using simple modelling. Written reports describing both manufacturing and modelling will be produced. An test plan describing construction verification will be made and documented. After a review, the construction and the test plan will be finalized. The project group will, within given limits and in collaboration with the manufacturer, prepare documentation needed for component fabrication. The component will be fabricated under supervision from the students in the project group. The latter will plan desig and construct a test setup as well as characterize the component. The results will be summarized in a report and a presentation. Training in technical/scientific literature search as a part of a literature study is provided.

Instruction

Project meetings with supervisors, seminars.

Assessment

Evaluation of the written design documentation and fabrication documentation (4 credits). Final report as well as oral presentation and opposition (6 credits). 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

  • Hsu, Tai-Ran MEMS and microsystems : design, manufacture, and nanoscale engineering

    2. ed.: Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, c2008

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