Engineering Materials 1

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Materials 1

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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 40
    Tutorials 12
    Labs 8
    Student directed learning 90
    Total learning hours 150
     
    PRESCRIPTOR:
    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.
    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 which
    characterization 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 phases
    in 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 affect
    properties 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 Profile
    1. Knowledge of Engineering Sciences
    2. Analysis and Problem solving
    3. Design and Synthesis
    4. Investigation and research.
    5. Risk Management
    6. Team Work
    7. Communication
    8. The Engineer and Society
    9. Management and Financial
    10. Practical Knowledge
     
    CONTENT
    ? 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 methodology
     
     
    LEARNING & TEACHING STRATEGIES
    ? Lecture classes
    ? Tutorial classes
    ? Laboratory exercises
     
    ASSESSMENT PLAN
    Assessment Event Weighting % Learning Outcomes
     
    COURSEWORK 30%
    Assignments X 4 10% 1-8
    Labs X 4 10% 1-7
    Test 10% 1-7
    Final Examination 70% 1-8
    Grade Map Grade Map 1:
    A+ A A- Pass with Distinction
    B+ B B- Pass with Merit
    C+ C C- Pass
    D Fail
    Grade 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 examination
    READINGS
    Prescribed Text W.D. Callister, Jr and D.G. Rethwisch, Materials Science
    and Engineering ? An Introduction, 8th Edition. 2011
    A recommended reading list will be provided on AUTOnline

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