Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

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The Materials Science and Engineering specialisation will provide you with a greater understanding of the relationship between properties of materials and their relationship to engineering design.

This specialisation is designed to cover many important concepts related to this field, including mechanical properties, fracture and fatigue mechanics, composite materials, ceramics and glasses, as well as structure-property relationships and the selection of materials.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Materials Science and Engineering

Students complete 18 credit points to achieve this specialisation.
Students complete 18 credit points from the following:
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6    A Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MECH5304
Materials Failure
6    A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structure-property relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics
P (MECH9361 or MECH3361 or MECH8361) and (MECH9362 or MECH8362 or MECH3362)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MECH5305
Smart Materials
6    A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structure-property relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics
P (AMME9301 or AMME2301) and (AMME9302 or AMME2302 or AMME1362)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MECH5310
Advanced Engineering Materials
6    P MECH3362 or MECH9362 or MECH8362
N MECH4310

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6    A AMME1362 or AMME2302 or AMME9302 or CIVL2110

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Units taken for the specialisation will also count toward requirements of the Mechanical stream.