Available in 2018
Course code

MECH2250

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides students with an integrated foundation for understanding the engineering properties of materials and how these properties result from basic chemical bonding and structure.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Select materials for engineering devices

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

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

4. Explain 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

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

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.