COURSE NAME NANOTECHNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SFB4073
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR ERNIE SUZANA BINTI ALI
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is designed as an introduction to the underlying principles and applications of the emerging field of nanotechnology, intended for a multidisciplinary audience with a variety of backgrounds. It introduces scientific principles and theory relevant at the nanoscale dimension and discusses current and future nanotechnology applications in engineering and materials, physics, chemistry, biology, electronics and computing, energy and medicine.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM VI / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

88

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: ·         To provide basic understanding of nanomaterials and nanotechnology

·         To provide understanding of different methods in producing and characterize the nanomaterials

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.   Describe and identify concepts of nanotechnology for design, engineering and manufacturing. (LO1-C4)

2.   Illustrate and interrelate current nanotechnology literature applied to particular problem domain and deliver information gained through effective communications (verbally and literally) with peers and facilitator. (LO4-P4, CS4)

3.   Responding to peers and cases on the societal and technology issues that may impede the adoption of nanotechnology. (LO7-A3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will address the fundamentals of nanomaterials and nanotechnology; methods producing nanomaterials as well as the characterization methods.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
·    Quiz/Test

·    Assignments (include one assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration)

· Mid-Term Test

· Class Dialogues (Forum/Debate/Presentation)

10%

25%

 

10%

15%

B. Final Examination (50%)
 Examination 40%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.   Chris Binns. 2010. Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. John Wiley & Sons. Inc.
2.   Ajayan, P. M., Schadler, L. S. & Braun, P. V. 2004. Nanocomposite Science and Technology. John Wiley Publication.
3.   Koo, J. H. 2006. Polymer Nanocompsites. McGraw-Hill Companies.
4.   Pradeep, T. 2007. Nano: The Essentials. Tata Mc Graw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
5.   Ratner, M. & Ratner, D. 2003. Nanotechnology: A gentle introduction to the next big idea. Pearson Education, Inc
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING NIL