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MTE3545 - Functional materials and devices

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: K Suzuki


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Electrical and optical properties of materials - dielectrics, ferroelectrics, superconductors and optical fibres; magnetic properties - microscopic origin of magnetism in specific classes of materials, domains, magnet fabrication and applications; nanodevices which rely on the preceding properties, experimental techniques.


To understand the science and technology governing the important properties and uses of the major electrical, optical and magnetic materials and the development of associated nanotechnological devices.


Examination (3 hours): 55%
Assignments: 12%
Laboratory work: 33%

Contact hours

Three one-hour lecture/tutorial classes per week and four x five hour laboratory classes during the semester and 7 hours of private study per week.


MTE2544 or MSC2022


MSC3011, MSC3132, MTE3508