Materials Science and Engineering 1
|Course code MECH2250||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering|
Provides an integrated foundation for understanding the engineering properties of materials and how these properties result from basic chemical bonding and structure.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||To provide a foundation for selecting materials for engineering devices|
To provide an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of materials in engineering situations
To provide a foundation for training in the specialization of Materials Science/Engineering
To provide an understanding of 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.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for MECH2250|