SCIE5516 Materials Characterisation for Bioengineering Applications
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit introduces a variety of imaging and analytical instrumentation used in the characterisation of materials, with a particular focus toward bioengineering applications. Topics could include (1) scanning and transmission electron microscopy and associated analytical techniques; (2) three-dimensional microscopy (micro-CT, MRI) and data visualisation; (3) powder and thin-film X-ray diffraction; and (4) surface analysis techniques such as atomic force microscopy.
Students gain insight into how these technologies are used in materials characterisation of engineered structures. Content includes theoretical principles of the techniques, as well as practical data analysis, critique and interpretation.
- Students are able to (1) appreciate the capabilities of key characterisation infrastructure/techniques used by bioengineering researchers; (2) know how these techniques can be used to characterise the structure and composition of materials; (3) understand the fundamental principles of x-ray, electron, and surface imaging and analysis techniques; (4) analyse and interpret data from imaging, crystallographic and spectroscopic techniques; and (5) critically assess and evaluate real-world data, and draw appropriate conclusions from these.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignment 1—data analysis and interpretation topic 1; (2) assignment 2—data analysis and interpretation topic 2; and (3) project—applying characterisation techniques to solve an engineering problem. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Martin Saunders
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation
Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hrs per week; tutorial/activity: 2 hrs per week; non contact (assessments, online tutorials, assignments, project): 8 hrs per week; for 13 weeks, from week 1
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.