Materials Science and Engineering 1

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Materials Science and Engineering 1

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Provides an integrated foundation for understanding the engineering properties of materials and how these properties result from basic chemical bonding and structure.
    1. Select materials for engineering devices
    2. Understand the possibilities and limitations of materials in engineering situations
    3. Provide a foundation for training in the specialisation of Materials Science/Engineering
    4. Understand 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.