CHEM ENG 3029 - Material Science and Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 3029 Course Material Science and 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 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y 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 Coordinator: Dr Abel Santos
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Explain the structure-property of material science; 2 Define the basic properties and characteristics of metal/polymers/ceramics; 3 Discuss the basic engineering principles of electrochemical engineering processes; 4 Apply failure analysis and select appropriate materials or relevant corrosion protection schemes for corrosion resistance; and 5 Demonstrate the basic aspects of advanced materials and their applications, such as electronic materials, optical materials and magnetic materials.
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 3.3 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)
1-5 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
1-5 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
Recommended ResourcesReference 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 LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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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 SummaryTopic 1: Basic Materials
Topic 2: Advanced Materials
· Electronic Materials
· Magnetic Materials
· Optical Materials
Topic 3: Corrosion Engineering
· Corrosion Mechanisms
· Corrosion Prevention
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- 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 20 Group Formative Weeks 3, 6, 9, 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2 in class quizzes 10 Individual Formative Weeks 4, 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final exam 70 Individual Summative 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
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.
To support the changes to teaching, the following revisions to assessment have been made:
Assignments - 50% final mark:
There will be 5 assignments, each of them will count 10% towards the final mark for the course. This includes:
Assignment 1, which total mark will count now 10% instead of the initial 5%.
Quizzes - 50% final mark: There will be 2 quizzes for each part of the course (Advanced Materials and Electrochemical Engineering).
I will give you more specific details about what you can expect in these tests as we progress through the course.
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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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