Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences



Subject Information
Subject Code ENGG153
Subject Name Engineering Materials
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Final examination: SLOs i to V Quizzes: SLOs ii to v Tutorial/practical assignments: SLOs i, iii and iv On-linie pre-labs: SLOs iii and iv
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
Introduction to engineering materials: definition and description of properties; influence of material properties on engineering design; description of material structures and relationships to properties; production processes for engineering materials; the materials cycle; materials selection. Case studies illustrating the use of metals, ceramics and polymers in engineering applications. Practical classes on measuring mechanical properties and observing mechanical behaviour.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Use materials properties data to solve basic engineering design problems.
2. Define the main categories of engineering materials and describe their general properties.
3. Define the main mechanical properties of materials and describe elastic, plastic and viscoelastic mechanical behaviour.
4. Conduct simple tests on material samples and calculate properties from the data obtained.
5. Describe the general relationships between structure, processing and properties of metals, ceramics and polymers.
6. Describe the production of major engineering materials from natural resources.