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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)K Suzuki


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

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 or TRC3800


MSC3011, MSC3132, MTE3508