Materials Science and Engineering 1

Description

Provides an integrated foundation for understanding the engineering properties of materials and how these properties result from basic chemical bonding and structure.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

1. Select materials for engineering devices

2. Understand the possibilities and limitations of materials in engineering situations

3. Provide a foundation for training in the specialisation of Materials Science/Engineering

4. Understand the science from which engineering materials are based.

Content

The course is concerned with the engineering properties of materials and the supporting science.

The following topics are covered:

  • Atomic structure and bonding; states of matter, gases (ideal/real, mixtures, hydrocarbon combustion, green house gases, ozone destruction); liquids (aqueous solutions, solubility, acids/bases), solids (crystal structures, phase diagrams, diffusion, mechanical, electrical and corrosion properties).
  • Engineering materials (metals/alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites).
  • Electroplating and batteries. Coal, petroleum, petrol, soaps and lubricants.

Assumed Knowledge

HSC level knowledge of Physics or Chemistry is assumed.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Two tutorials (one hour each) per week for the full term.