3 x 50-minute lectures weekly 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly 1 x 3-hour project work weekly
1 Admission into GDPNT-Graduate Diploma in Nanotechnology 1a Admission into MNT-Master of Nanotechnology 1b Admission into MBUST-Master of Business and Technology 1c Admission into MEMT-Master of Engineering (Materials) 1d Admission into MESCMT-Master of Engineering Science (Materials) Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
The topic includes two projects to study the connection between the underlying nanoscience of various nanotechnology devices. Example projects will include DNA Chips, Enzyme Biosensors, Laser Manipulation of Atoms, Quantum Dots and Silicon Nanogears. Information Sessions will provide an overview of the role of science; the interdisciplinary nature of science and an awareness of the fundamental process of scientific investigation. The topic will include case studies (examples include ethics, IP and corporate culture). The Science Project examines development of science into commercial ventures, its importance and its financial outcomes. Students in groups will look at past examples of successful commercialisations. Students will be asked to further examine the scientific background of important break throughs in cutting edge advances and the role nanotechnology has played in them.
The aim of this topic is to introduce students to the professional context and the organisational structure in which their discipline will be applied. This topic aims to provide a supportive environment in which students will be mentored to:
Identify and understand current topical issues in the disciplines they have chosen to study
Appreciate the nature, utility and limitations of the scientific method
Be able to apply this knowledge to investigate a broad range of scientific and non-scientific problems through critical analysis
Understand the political, economic and cultural contexts in which scientists work
Be adept at working effectively in multidisciplinary teams and valuing diverse points of view
Be effective oral, written and interpersonal communicators to a wide range of audiences
Be empowered to become lifelong learners who are able and willing to cope with change
Act ethically as professionals
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:
Demonstrate a better understanding of current topical issues in nanotechnology
Develop an appreciation of the nature, utility and limitations of the scientific method
Investigate a broad range of scientific and non-scientific problems through critical analysis
Appreciate economic issues involved in the development of new technologies
Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
Use effective oral, written and interpersonal communication
Act ethically as professionals
Key dates and timetable
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