TECH 2002 - Materials

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

This course introduces the core concepts of material properties, how those properties are related to the intrinsic structure of a material, and how those properties are tested. This will allow students to evaluate the engineering performance of various materials used in engineering applications. The main materials considered will be metals and metal alloys, polymers, and ceramics. An emphasis is placed on the functional roles of different alloys and grades of common engineering materials such as steel, aluminium, and titanium.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code TECH 2002
    Course Materials
    Coordinating Unit Technology Education Centre
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Course Description This course introduces the core concepts of material properties, how those properties are related to the intrinsic structure of a material, and how those properties are tested. This will allow students to evaluate the engineering performance of various materials used in engineering applications. The main materials considered will be metals and metal alloys, polymers, and ceramics. An emphasis is placed on the functional roles of different alloys and grades of common engineering materials such as steel, aluminium, and titanium.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Ling Yin

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Explain the relation between properties, structure, and processing;
    2 Choose the right material for the job – materials selection;
    3 Recognise new design opportunities offered by materials selection;
    4 Carry out and analyse failures;
    5 Identify and analyse phase diagrams;
    6 Explain the basic characteristics and properties of metals;
    7 Explain the basic characteristics and properties of ceramics;
    8 Explain the basic characteristics and properties of polymers;
    9 Explain the basic characteristics and properties of composites; and
    10 Describe Materials processing technology.

     
    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   3.2   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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1-10

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1-10

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1-4,10

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1-3,10

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1-3,10

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1-10
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Textbook

    Callister W.D., Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 8th Ed, Wiley, 2010

    Reference Books

    Askeland D.R. The Science and Engineering of Materials 3rd SI Edition, Chapman and Hall 1999

    Ashby M.F. and Jones DR, Engineering Materials 1: An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design, 2nd Ed, Elsevier, 2003.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary
    Part A

    ·            An overview of Engineering materials
    ·            Atomic structure and inter-atom bonding
    ·            Structures of crystalline solids
    ·            Imperfection in solids
    ·            Diffusion
    ·            Mechanical properties of metals
    ·            Dislocation and strengthening mechanisms
    ·            Phase diagram
    ·            Failure mechanism        

    Part B

    Engineering Materials selection

    Polymer Materials
    •           Polymer nomenclature and structures
    •           Semicrystalline Polymers
    •           Mechanical properties of polymers
    •           Polymer synthesis and analysis
    •           Polymer processing and applications

    Ceramic Materials
    •           Definition and classification of ceramics
    •           Crystal structures and defects
    •           Mechanical properties of ceramic materials
    •           Processing and applications of ceramic materials
    •           Advanced ceramic materials

    Composite Materials

    •           Introduction and significance of composites
    •           Mechanical properties of composites
    •           Classification of composites, fibrereinforced materials
    •           Processing of various composite materials

  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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