CHEM ENG 3029 - Material Science & Engineering

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

To provide students with a basic understanding of the various materials used in engineering applications. Lecture topics cover the basics of material science and engineering, the structure and property relationships for polymers, metals, and ceramics, advanced materials (optical, electronic, magnetic, biomaterials and nanomaterials), and the fundamentals of electrochemistry and corrosion engineering. The course is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. The course should highlight the significance of materials science and engineering in modern society, and contextualise the selection of engineering materials on the basis of their characteristics and end use applications.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 3029
    Course Material Science & Engineering
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Incompatible CHEM ENG 1009, CHEM ENG 3001
    Course Description To provide students with a basic understanding of the various materials used in engineering applications. Lecture topics cover the basics of material science and engineering, the structure and property relationships for polymers, metals, and ceramics, advanced materials (optical, electronic, magnetic, biomaterials and nanomaterials), and the fundamentals of electrochemistry and corrosion engineering. The course is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. The course should highlight the significance of materials science and engineering in modern society, and contextualise the selection of engineering materials on the basis of their characteristics and end use applications.
    Course Staff

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    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 understand the structure-property of material science;
    2 understand the basic properties and characteristics of metal/polymers/ceramics;
    3 master the basic engineering principles of electrochemical engineering processes;
    4 understand the failure analysis and select appropriate materials or relevant corrosion protection schemes for corrosion resistance; and
    5 understand the basic aspects of advanced materials and their applications, such as electronic materials, optical materials and magnetic materials.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Reference Books

    Callister W.D., Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 7th Ed, Wiley, 2007.

    K. R. Tretheway and J. Chamberlain; Corrosion for Science and Engineering, 2nd Ed, Longman.

    Online Learning
    A range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours
    Lectures 37 74
    Tutorials 11 22
    Computer Labs
    TOTAL 48 96
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topic 1: Basic Materials

    ·  Metals

    ·  Polymers

    ·  Ceramics

    ·  Composites

    Topic 2: Advanced Materials

    ·  Electronic Materials

    ·  Magnetic Materials

    ·  Optical Materials

    Topic 3: Corrosion Engineering

    ·  Electrochemistry

    ·  Corrosion Mechanisms

    ·  Corrosion Prevention

  • Assessment

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    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

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