MECH ENG 2020 - Materials & Manufacturing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 2020 Course Materials & Manufacturing Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 1009 Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) & associated double degree students only Course Description Extend the fundamental understanding of the structure - property relationship of materials introduced in previous courses; mechanical behaviour, testing and manufacturing properties of metals and alloys; strengthening of materials (alloying, heat-treatment); manufacturing processes, design considerations and economics for forming and shaping engineering materials (casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, sheet-metal forming and machining).
Course Coordinator: Professor Zonghan Xie
Name Role Building/Room Dr Zonghan Xie Lecturer Engineering South Building, S104 email@example.com
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
48 hours lectures and tutorials (24 hours of Materials and 24 hours of Manufacturing Processes)
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 A demonstrable knowledge of a range of manufacturing processes; 2 Apply analytical methods for understanding the process variables; 3 Demonstrated ability to select manufacturing processes appropriate for particular applications; 4 Explain the importance of economic and environmental factors when considering the application of a process; 5 Discuss the fundamental concepts of the elastic and plastic properties of materials introduced in earlier courses; 6 Recognise specific materials and their suitability for specific applications based on fundamental knowledge gained from this and earlier courses; 7 Explain the failure mechanisms of different types of materials; 8 Discuss the impact of environmental factors on the properties of materials; 9 Apply the concepts provided to new situations and to read and understand professional articles on the subject; and 10 Demonstrate interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication skills working on group assignments.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,4-8 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2-4,6,8-10 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
10 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-10 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
10 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Course Notes: These are essential and required.
Text book: The following text books are highly recommended:
- Kalpakjian s and Schmid S.R., Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, 7 ed (SI) Pearson Ed 2014.
- Callister W.D., Materials Science and Engineering An Introduction, 8ed, Wiley, 2010
- Askeland D.R. The Science and Engineering of Materials 3rd SI Edition, Chapman and Hall 1999
- Ashby M.F., Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, 3ed, Elsevier, 2005
All lectures, tutorial problems, solutions and past exam problems are available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Lectures are supported by problem-solving tutorials and assignments.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
48 hours lectures and tutorials
Learning Activities Summary
MANUFACTURING (24 lectures and tutorials – 50%)
An overview of manufacturing and general introduction to manufacturing processes (1 lecture) Detailed description and analysis of specific processes
- Casting processes
- Bulk deformation processes
- Material forming processes
- Material removal processes: cutting
- Material removal processes: chemical, electrical
- Processing of polymers
- Processing of powder metals
- Welding and other joining processes
(2 lectures) Competitive aspects, economics of manufacturing and design considerations are included within each topic
MATERIALS (24 lectures and tutorials – 50%)
Review of Materials 1 (1 lecture) Phase Diagrammes (3 lectures/tutorial) Phase Transformations (2 lectures/tutorial)
- Solution Strengthening
- Dispersion Strengthening
- Precipitation Hardening
(4 lectures/tutorial) Heat-treatment (2 lectures)
Ferrous Alloys – Classification and properties of:
- Plain carbon steels
- Low alloy steels
- Stainless steels
- Special steels
- Tool steels
- Wear resistant alloys
- High strength low alloy steels
Non-ferrous alloys – Classification, properties and application of:
- Aluminium alloys
- Magnesium alloys
- Copper alloys
Structure, classification,application and properties of:
(4 lectures/tutorials) Corrosion (1 lecture) Failure (1 lecture)
CATCHUP AND REVISION (Time permitting)
Specific Course Requirements
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Assignments 40 Individual Summative 1. 2. 4. 7. Final Exam 60 Individual Summative Exam period 1. 2. 3. 6. 7. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
This course has no hurdle requirement.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
End of term exam: take home exam.
The questions will be uploaded onto MyUni and be released at a pre-set date/time. The students will download, tackle and submit their answers online (via email) within 3.5 hours. The format and weighting are unchanged.
Assessment Related Requirements
Overall mark of 50% is required to pass the subject.
Assignments - weighting 40%
Exam (Open book) – weighting 60%
For assignments a School Submission Sheet must be attached to the front of the work and completed in full. These submission sheets will be available at the window of the School Office or near the submission box.
The assignments MUST be submitted in the appropriate submission box unless other arrangements are stated. The boxes will be emptied each day at 4:30pm and the work stamped with the current date. A penalty of 10% will apply for each day or part there of, that an assignment is submitted after the due date.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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