ENGINEERING MATERIALS

EMS2EM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers the underlying fundamental principles of structure and properties of materials utilised in practice of engineering. Content includes a study of atomic and molecular bonding, structure-property relationships, mechanical behaviour(elastic and plastic deformation, and fracture), functional behaviour (semidielectric and optical conducting; and magnetic materials), degradation and corrosion, manufacturing processes and applications. The materials covered include semiconductors, metals, polymers, ceramics, and composite materials(eg: concrete). Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 and 3.2 (see intended learning outcomes for details).

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoger Lumley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHE2MES

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEngineering Materials 1: an Introduction to Properties, Applications and DesignRecommendedAshby, M. F. and Johnes, D. R. H. (2011)Elsevier Science
ReadingsMaterials Science and EngineeringRecommendedCallister, W.D. (Jr) and D.G. Rethwisch, 9th edition, 2014Wiley Publishers

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the atomic structure of materials and how the atomic properties influence the macroscopic properties of materials used in design and construction.

Activities:
The unit is split in to 3 sections comprising of fundamentals of material chemistry, material for construction and finally electrical properties of materials. The material is covered in lectures, tutorials, workshops, demonstrations in workshops and independent learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork
Ethical Awareness
Discipline-specific GCs
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy

02. Identify the characteristic strengths and weaknesses of various materials and select the correct materials for particular design and construction scenarios. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

Activities:
Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to apply all of the various testing and simulation techniques to characterise materials for a specific application. This includes the ability to demonstrate and identify which material is most appropriate to solve a given problem. The material is covered in lectures, workshops, practical work, independent learning and in the mid semester and final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

03. Test construction materials using standard methods and compare results to guidelines and specifications, and explain how the microscopic structure of the materials affects the observed macroscopic behaviour and draw conclusions relevant to the practical applications. Includes EA stage 1 competency: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

Activities:
Examples of complex engineering problems are covered in lectures, workshops, practical work and independent learning. Within the practical work component, students test materials using standard procedures and test gear. Students are required to write a complete and detailed technical report focusing on a particular material.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork
Ethical Awareness
Discipline-specific GCs
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy

04. Demonstrate knowledge of the manufacturing and chemical processes that can be applied to materials by explaining and providing examples of how these processes can be used to improve structural and material properties. Includes EA stage 1 competency: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Activities:
Within the practical work component students, apply knowledge of manufacturing and chemical processes learnt in the lectures and through independent learning to improve the characteristics of a given material under test. Each student is required to convey these results in the form of assignments and laboratory reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

05. Explain how materials fail at atomic level and describe measures to prevent failure. Includes EA stage 1 competency: 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Activities:
Students are required to write a brief technical report focusing on a particular material of choice and produce a complete and detailed technical report, with applicable solutions/recommendations. The material is covered in lectures, workshops, practical work, independent learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs
Critical Thinking

06. Apply the principles of thermal expansion and thermal conductivity with practical implications for design. Includes EA stage 1 competency: 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Activities:
Students are required to write a brief technical report focusing on a particular material of choice and produce a complete and detailed technical report detain test procedures and a comparative analysis of measured data to that of what they simulated. The material is covered in lectures, workshops and practical work investigations. Capabilities are reinforced using a quiz and further tested in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork
Ethical Awareness
Discipline-specific GCs
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoger Lumley

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
3 group reports (each equivalent to 600 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
3 Quiz ((each equivalent to 200 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoger Lumley

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour exam50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
3 group reports (each equivalent to 600 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
3 Quiz ((each equivalent to 200 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06