PHOT-MAJ - Photonic Systems

Photonic Systems

Description

Photonic engineering is an important interdisciplinary human endeavour whose developments and applications span modern long haul telecommunications, biomedical diagnostics, avionics and astronomical instrumentation. Its technology also plays a key role in numerous high precision manufacturing processes. This major requires deep insight of the phenomenon of light so that the engineer can understand the physical basics and functions of the devices that manipulate and process light. Graduates are then expected to apply this knowledge to design and create innovative photonic systems which address the needs of science and industry. This degree provides rigourous training in theory, concept as well as a rich laboratory hands on experience. ANU also has many exciting project opportunities in photonics that demand in-depth analysis and critical thinking which require integration of knowledge from multiple fields of technology.


Other Information

  • Programs and Courses

  • Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse NameUnitsSchoolP&C LinkPublic Page
    PHYS1101 P+C
    PHYS1201 P+C
    PHYS2017 P+C
    ENGN3334 Semiconductors 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN3512 Optical Physics 6.0 RSE and Physics Education Centre P+C Public Web
    ENGN4513 Fibre Optics Communications Systems 6.0 RSE and Department of Quantum Science P+C Public Web
    ENGN4524 Photovoltaic Technologies 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN4613 Microphotonics, Biophotonics and Nanophotonics 6.0 Physics Education Centre P+C Public Web

    Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1To equip students with in-depth analytical, numerical and conceptual tools to understand the physical basis and functions of component devices which manipulate and control lightwaves; tick tick tick tick
    2To understand how photonic components are integrated with electronic and mechanical devices as well as signal processing in a multidisciplinary context as a basis for complex, real world photonic systems across broad areas of science and industry; tick tick tick tick
    3To acquire hands-on laboratory experience with photonic devices in an interactive laboratory environment; tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4With coursework knowledge as basis, be able to independently collect further technical and scientific information beyond the classroom to increase the breadth and depth of insight on photonic systems; tick tick tick tick
    5To acquire the ability to apply classroom knowledge in designing state-of-the-art photonic systems to meet the needs and challenges of the modern world. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Summary

    1. Knowledge and Skill base

    1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. tick
    1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. tick
    1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. tick
    1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. tick
    1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. tick
    1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. tick

    2. Engineering Application Ability

    2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. tick
    2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. tick
    2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. tick
    2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. tick

    3. Professional and Personal Attributes

    3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. tick
    3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. tick
    3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. tick
    3.4 Professional use and management of information. tick
    3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. tick
    3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. tick

    Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

    PHYS1101 (unknown)

    PHYS1201 (unknown)

    PHYS2017 (unknown)

    ENGN3334 - Semiconductors

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Understand basic semiconductor physics tick tick tick
    2Understand how diodes, solar cells and transistors work tick tick tick
    3Understand basic semiconductor technology tick tick tick tick tick
    4Be able to relate technology to the physics of semiconductor devices tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Have understanding of the context and use of semiconductor devices tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN3512 - Optical Physics

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Gain hands-on experience in working with lasers tick
    2Understand and be able to apply the principles of optical modulation and detection as well as evaluate its performance tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Understand nonlinear optics and photonics phenomena and how they impact modern advanced technological systems tick tick tick tick
    4Be able to apply complex optical techniques in cutting edge optical instrumentations and optical engineering applications tick tick tick tick
    5Generate succinct laboratory reports based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Demonstrate effective team work in laboratory experiments tick tick tick

    ENGN4513 - Fibre Optics Communications Systems

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Critical analysis of the main factors affecting the performance and limits of real-world lightwave communication systems tick
    2To demonstrate independent acquisition and evaluation of further relevant knowledge beyond the classroom tick tick tick tick
    3Hands-on working knowledge of fibre optic components, their handling, and how they are integrated for information transmission tick tick
    4Able to design a lightwave transmission system using simulation software by applying cognate knowledge tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Effective team work in laboratory experiments tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN4524 - Photovoltaic Technologies

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Understand the basic components and main performance parameters of photovoltaic systems tick tick tick
    2Apply the knowledge of basic components and their interactions in a system to predict system behaviour under different conditions tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Appraise and design photovoltaic systems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Understand the economic and social issues surrounding photovoltaic systems and apply this understanding in the context of system design tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Discriminate between basic industrial processes for different photovoltaic technologies and have a good knowledge of future trends tick tick tick tick
    6Understand the role iof Photovoltaic technology in the broader energy context tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN4613 - Microphotonics, Biophotonics and Nanophotonics

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Be able to understand and quantify the effect of important parameters such as calibration, linearity and signal-to-noise tick tick
    2Design and build a complete topology for a sensing system by integrating key photonic components tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Present the design and explain how the system works and communicate details of its performance and limitations tick tick tick tick
    4Demonstrate effective team work in laboratory experiments tick tick
    5Write complete technical reports which demonstrates in-depth understanding of purpose, concept and analysis of experimental results tick tick tick

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