Engineering Materials 1
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Materials Science Engineering
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
The basic principles of structures and properties (mechanical, electrochemical and electrical) of solids as well as testing methods for property evaluation. Develops an understanding of how microstructures affect properties of solid materials. Based on this understanding, engineering materials (metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites) can be properly selected for various applications and the principle of materials selection will be introduced.STUDENT LEARNING HOURS:The learning hours are a guide to the total time needed for a student to complete the paper:Lectures 40Tutorials 12Labs 8Student directed learning 90Total learning hours 150PRESCRIPTOR:The basic principles of structures and properties (mechanical, electrochemical and electrical) ofsolids as well as testing methods for property evaluation. Develops an understanding of howmicrostructures affect properties of solid materials. Based on this understanding, engineeringmaterials (metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites) can be properly selected forvarious applications and the principle of materials selection will be introduced.LEARNING OUTCOMES:On successful completion of this paper students will be able to:1. Describe the basic chemical makeup and atomic structure of solid materials from whichcharacterization of materials is made. (1)2. Describe the structures of crystalline and non-crystalline solids. (1)3. Explain the thermodynamic reasons (phase diagram) for the formation of various phasesin alloys and ceramics that behaviors of the materials are related to. (1,2,3).4. Describe the properties of materials for engineering applications. (1,2,3)5. Describe and conduct tests that are used to evaluate various properties (mechanical,corrosion and electrical) of materials. (2,3,10)6. Describe defects in various length scales in engineering materials and how they affectproperties of materials. (1,2)7. Discuss the economic and environmental issues of materials processing and usage. (3,8)8. Conduct an appropriate materials selection process for a given engineering application(2,3,4,8)Key to Graduate Capabilities Profile1. Knowledge of Engineering Sciences2. Analysis and Problem solving3. Design and Synthesis4. Investigation and research.5. Risk Management6. Team Work7. Communication8. The Engineer and Society9. Management and Financial10. Practical KnowledgeCONTENT? Review on atomic structure and atomic bonding? Structure (crystalline and non-crystalline) of solids? Basic principle of diffusion in solids? Phase diagram, phase transformation and microstructures? Behaviors (mechanical, electrochemical and electrical) of materials? Property evaluation and testing methods? Microstructure-property relationship? Basic principle of strengthening and toughening? Basic principle of corrosion and corrosion prevention? Introduction on structures and properties of:?engineering alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites;?conductors, insulators, semiconductors, dielectric materials? Materials costs, recycling, disposal and environmental impact? Materials selection methodologyLEARNING & TEACHING STRATEGIES? Lecture classes? Tutorial classes? Laboratory exercisesASSESSMENT PLANAssessment Event Weighting % Learning OutcomesCOURSEWORK 30%Assignments X 4 10% 1-8Labs X 4 10% 1-7Test 10% 1-7Final Examination 70% 1-8Grade Map Grade Map 1:A+ A A- Pass with DistinctionB+ B B- Pass with MeritC+ C C- PassD FailGrade Boundaries A+ ? 90%, A ? 85%, A- ? 80%B+ 75%, B 70%, B- 65%C+ 60%, C 55%, C- 50%D 50%Overall requirement/s to pass the paper:To pass the paper, the student needs to:? Achieve a minimum of 50% overall AND? Achieve a minimum of 40% in overall coursework AND? Achieve a minimum of 40% in examinationREADINGSPrescribed Text W.D. Callister, Jr and D.G. Rethwisch, Materials Scienceand Engineering ? An Introduction, 8th Edition. 2011A recommended reading list will be provided on AUTOnline
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