Assemble and strengthen your relationships with structure, materials, process and usage. Consider environmental aspects. Bond with polymers, ceramics and composites. Examine supporting roles of metals and alloys. Prevent materials corroding.
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- 01 Jun 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the relationship between chemistry and material properties for a broad range of material classes
- conduct, analyse and interpret basic engineering experiments, standard tests and measurements
- communicate effectively through technical report writing
- utilise material properties in basic problem solving in the context of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering
- Atomic Structure and Bonding
- Crystal structures
- Imperfections and Diffusion
- Mechanical Properties
- Electrical, Magnetic and Thermal properties
- Technical writing
- Phase Diagrams
- Phase Transformations
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Streaming Multimedia
- Standard Media
- Virtual Classroom
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
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Students must obtain a minimum mark of 40% in the examination and achieve an overall mark of 50% in the course to pass.
The subject aims to provide students with an introduction to the relationships between the structure of a material and its properties, processing and usage, as well as an understanding of the contribution of chemistry to engineering, and the role of chemistry in environmental aspects of engineering. The subject will introduce students to the properties, testing, performance, manufacture and selection of materials in engineering. It covers the structure and properties of materials, and examines the atomic structure, bonding, micro and macro structures and crystals. It explores the mechanical, electrical and physical properties of materials and investigates the types, properties and strengthening mechanisms of metals and alloys. Additionally, types and characteristics of polymers, ceramics and composites are studied.
- Weekly quizzes (20%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Practical (30%)
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