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Undergraduate Course: Nanotechnology 5 (SCEE11001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis module will provide a broad introduction to nanotechnology. By considering the underpinning science and case studies, insight will first be provided into why the nanoscale is so important and different from all other scales that have been considered by engineers to date. This is followed by consideration of nanotechnology from the perspectives of the main engineering activities of design, manufacture and testing.
Course description LECTURES:
1. Introduction to Nanotechnology
2. Application areas
3. Moore's law: the roadmap
4. Nanotechnology design
5. Forces on the nanoscale
6. Bionanotechnology
7. Nanoporous solids
8. Nanocomposites
9. Nanoelectronics
10. Nanomagnetism
11. Nanophotonics
12. Self assembly
13. Electron microscopy
14. Atomic force microscopy
15. AFM mechanical measurements
16. AFM imaging modes
17. Top-down fabrication 1
18. Top-down fabrication 2
19. Nanolithography and Nanomanipulation
20. Synthetic Biology

AHEP outcomes: SM1m, SM4m, EA5m, D6, P9m.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 50%
Coursework 50%
Feedback Week 7 - group assignment - presentation (mark + comments)
Week 11 - group assignment - final report (mark + comments)
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:

1. discuss and describe what makes the nanoscale special

2. discuss and describe a number of nanotechnologies

3. discuss and describe aspects of nanotechnology design, manufacture and testing

4. use their understanding to learn independently about aspects of nanotechnology not covered in the course
Reading List
BOOKS (at Murray library):

1. Nanotechnology : understanding small systems / B. Rogers, S. Pennathur, J. Adams / T174.7 Rog

2. Nanotechnology : an introduction to nanostructuring techniques / M. Kohler, W. Fritzsche / T174.7 Koh

3. Nanotechnology : a gentle introduction to the next big idea / M. Ratner, D. Ratner / T174.7 Rat

BOOKS (online only):

4. Nanotechnology: An Introduction / Jeremy Ramsden

5.Nanotechnology and Functional Materials for Engineers / Yaser Dahman
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Working successfully in a group
- Understanding economic and technical considerations of new technologies
Course organiserDr Andrew Downes
Tel: (0131 6)50 5660
Course secretaryMr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562
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