Materials Science and Engineering 1

Course code MECH2250Units 10Level 2000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesTo 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.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHSC level knowledge of Physics or Chemistry is assumed.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo written assignments.
Examination: Formal* Note, any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MECH2250