Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
OfferedSunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr N Ramakrishnan


The unit introduces basic theory behind the organic electronics and micro technologies employed in manufacturing devices like sensors, organic LED's (OLED's) and micro devices. The topics include materials for LED's, organic sensor and micro devices, study of their electrical and optical properties, basic structures in micro devices such as cantilever beams and comb structures used in SAW-sensors and energy harvesting devices, the basics of fabrication techniques involved in manufacturing micro and nano structures, and measurement techniques suitable for organic electronics based micro devices. Examples will include principles of physical sensors; piezoelectric microsensors; chemical microsensors; OLED devices; MEMS and microsystems. An elementary part of the unit will be the laboratory exercises and project work to produce simple elements and study their properties.


Students will be able to:

  • describe the basic phenomena in different types of organic electronic devices
  • devise organic electronics devices in different applications
  • construct simple organic electronics and micro devices
  • measure and evaluate the characteristics of organic electronics and MEMS devices
  • explain the advantage of organic electronics in different applications
  • design a sensor system including organic electronics or micro devices


Quizzes: 10%, Laboratory work: 20%, Project: 20% and Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Lectures: 3 hours per week
Tutorials: 1 hour per week
Laboratory: 2 hours per week


ENG1030 and ECE 2061