CEM6881/CEM6882 Units

MCEM offer two certified courses within the Faculty of Engineering for students enrolled in a postgraduate degree.

If you are a student enrolled in a postgraduate degree within the Faculty of Engineering and have been accepted for training at MCEM, you may enrol in CEM6881 or CEM6882. Passing the MCEM SEM or TEM training program will give you full credit to CEM6881 or CEM6882, respectively.

CEM6881 - Scanning electron microscopy

This unit is limited to those students whose research project requires scanning electron microscope (SEM) training.

The scanning electron microscope (SEM) is an instrument that provides the unique ability to characterise the surface of materials at micrometre and nanometre scales. This unit is designed to offer both theoretical and practical training in operating a SEM, for those who need the technique for their research. The emphasis is to arm you with the skills necessary to both effectively operate the instrument AND make meaningful conclusions regarding the results generated.

CEM6882 - Transmission electron microscopy

This unit is limited to those students whose research project requires transmission electron microscope (TEM) training.

The transmission electron microscope (TEM) provides the unique ability to characterise materials at the nanometre and atomic length scales. This unit is designed to offer both theoretical and practical training in operating a TEM, for those who need the technique for their research. The emphasis is to arm you with the skills necessary to both effectively operate the instrument and make meaningful conclusions regarding the results generated.

For further details on the learning outcomes and assessment refer to the Monash Unit Handbook.

The procedure for enrolling in CEM6881 or CEM6882 is as follows:

  1. Request access to MCEM.
  2. During your New Project Meeting, MCEM staff will inform you whether you have been accepted within one of its training programs.
  3. You will be contacted by MCEM staff to inform you when your training starts.
  4. A month before the start of each semester, MCEM staff will assess whether you have sufficiently progressed in your training to enrol in a CEM unit of that semester. This is because you would fail the unit if you did not complete your training by the end of semester.
  5. 2-3 weeks before the deadline for enrolment, you will receive an email from the unit coordinator stating whether you can enrol in a CEM unit or should wait until the following semester.
  6. If you have been given the go ahead to enrol, you will receive an authorisation from MCEM to take to Engineering Graduate Research and enrol.

What you need to do as a student interested in enrolling in CEM:

  • Once you have been accepted within an MCEM training program (you will be told at your New Project Meeting), please inform MCEM staff that you wish to enrol in one of the CEM units.
  • Wait until you are given authorisation to enrol in the CEM unit(s).
  • Enjoy your training!

Key dates for 2021, Semester 1:

19 February 2021:  Authorisation to enrol in CEM6881/6882 provided.

12 March 2021:  Deadline for enrolling in CEM6881/6882.

CEM Unit Coordinator:

A/Prof. Laure Bourgeois, laure.bourgeois@monash.edu