Resources, Processes and Materials Engineering - (On-campus)
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16 weeks weeks
- 26 Jul 2021
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- use effective communication techniques to describe the entire life cycle of resources, processing and end products, with consideration to the transformation of materials, energy and to sustainability
- classify established and emerging materials according to their physical form, chemical composition and properties, including mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and rheological properties
- use effective communication techniques to report how materials' properties are altered, and the material and energy balances that apply, through processes undergone over their life cycle, namely: sourcing, producing, treating, recycling, disposing, corrosion and/or others
- select potential materials for a variety of applications by considering their properties and predicting their response to changes in their operating environment
- demonstrate academic integrity and good communication skills to explain the impact of engineering decisions relating to materials production, extraction, processing, selection, sustainable use and disposal, on the environment and society
- Exploration Geophysics
- Mining & Metallurgy
- Hydrocarbon Processing
- Corrosion & Sustainability
- Emerging Materials: Nanomaterials
- Emerging Processes: 3D
- Printing & Hydrogen
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No special requirements
This unit introduces the whole-of-life cycle of resources and the underlying flow of materials, established and emerging, from their origins on to extraction, processing, selecting, applying and disposal. The unit approaches engineering decision making regarding resources as an ethical and technical systems-thinking process. A key ability that students should gain on completing this unit is to select potential materials for a given application, accounting for the suitability of their properties as well as their impact on society and the environment. Material and energy balances are introduced to quantify the resources consumed in the chemical, metallurgical, physical and biological processes associated with transforming resources and energy into end products. The origin and extraction, physical and chemical processing, sustainable use and disposal of resources are illustrated with case studies of different resources encountered across engineering disciplines, for example: metals and alloys, polymers, glasses, ceramics and composites. Foundational experiments spanning chemical processes, material properties and metallurgy support the syllabus. Assessments provide opportunities to demonstrate academic integrity and communication skills.
1. Worksheets - Individual worksheets based on activities performed in the weekly workshops, 30 percent, ULOs assessed 1,3,4,5; 2. Technical report writing and professional attributes - based on observations and measurements, 30 percent, ULOs assessed 2,3; 3. Final Examination, 40 percent, ULOs assessed 1,2,3,4,5.
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 12 Nov 21
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