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- 26 Jun 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain the relationship between microstructure and material properties for a broad range of material classes.
- Analyse and interpret basic engineering data and measurements.
- Utilise material properties in basic problem solving in the context of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
- The atomic structure of materials
- Mechanical properties
- Microstructure and strength of metals
- Electrical properties of materials
- Ceramics and composites
- Materials failure
- Diffusion and surface engineering
- Material selection and recycling
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This course aims to give you a fundamental understanding of the relationship between chemistry and material properties and processing. You’ll also develop problem-solving and technical writing skills.
Materials are important aspects of any engineering design. When designing or improving a product, one of the first things to consider is the material itself. The main aim of Materials Engineering is to make new materials and improve existing ones.
Materials engineering includes the application of knowledge from applied physics, chemistry, and chemical, mechanical, and civil engineering. The knowledge of materials engineering is applicable in a wide range of emerging fields including additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, biomedical materials, electronic materials, recycling and energy generation, the development of lightweight metal alloys, and in traditional industries such as metallurgy and mining. These industries always look for engineers with exposure to a range of materials and materials engineering concepts – from materials processing (including metals and minerals) through various manufacturing, biomedical and processing industries.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a course from UniSA Online’s Associate Degree in Engineering.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Continuous Assessment - 2700 words equivalent (60%)
- Quiz - 1800 words equivalent (40%)
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