Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Materials Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Kiyonori 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)

Workload requirements

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.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


MTE2544 or MSC2022 or TRC3800 or MSC2111 of PHS2011


MSC3011, MSC3132, MTE3508