Materials Science and Engineering 1
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|UoN Singapore||Trimester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Provides an integrated foundation for understanding the engineering properties of materials and how these properties result from basic chemical bonding and structure.
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.
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.
HSC level knowledge of Physics or Chemistry is assumed.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term