Materials Science and Engineering 1
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewProvides an integrated foundation for understanding the engineering properties of materials and how these properties result from basic chemical bonding and structure.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Select materials for engineering devices2. Understand the possibilities and limitations of materials in engineering situations3. Provide a foundation for training in the specialisation of Materials Science/Engineering4. Understand 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.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.