GENS 306 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
The World of Nanotechnology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GENS 306
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The main objectives of this course are • To introduce the field of nanotechnology • To provide an introduction about nanomaterials and their fabrication methods • To introduce existing applications of nanomaterials • To demonstrate the potential of nanoscience and future applications of nanotechnology
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe and explain Nanotechnology
  • Describe Nanomaterials based on their dimensionality
  • Explain the importance of reduction in materials dimensionality, and its relationship with materials properties
  • Describe synthesis and characterization of Nanomaterials
  • Give examples on the use of Nanotechnology in many applications
  • Perform a literature survey on a chosen topic and present the findings
Course Content The course aims at providing you with a general and broad introduction to the field of nanotechnology. Also, the potential of nanoscience and applications of nanotechnology will be presented. A final goal is to give you an insight into systems where nanotechnology can be used to improve our everyday life.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the Nanotechnology Lecture Notes
2 Nanomaterials and Dimensionality Lecture Notes
3 Nano Fabrication Methods Lecture Notes
4 Synthesis of Nanomaterials Lecture Notes
5 Characterization Methods Lecture Notes
6 Midterm
7 Nanostructures Lecture Notes
8 Applications in Optics, Coatings and Biomedical Lecture Notes
9 Applications in Sensors and Smart Materials Lecture Notes
10 The potential and future of nanoscience Lecture Notes
11 Presentations
12 Presentations
13 Review of Topics Lecture Notes
14 Final Exam
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks

Lecture Notes

References
  • Natelson, Douglas. Nanostructures and nanotechnology. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • Ramsden, Jeremy. Nanotechnology: an introduction. William Andrew, 2016.
  • Recent articles will be cited during the class.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
12
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
10
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
16
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
4
Presentation / Jury
1
3
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
3
Final / Oral Exam
1
22
    Total
112

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest