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 scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data.
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them.
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field.
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems.
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms.
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
9 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)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives.

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