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AMME1362: Materials 1

AMME1362 is an introductory course in engineering materials. The unit aims to develop students' understanding of the structures, mechanical properties and manufacture of a range of engineering materials as well as how the mechanical properties relate to microstructure and forming and treatment methods. The unit has no prerequisite subject and is therefore intended for those with little or no previous background in engineering materials. However the unit does require students to take a significant degree of independent responsibility for developing their own background knowledge of materials and their properties. The electrical, magnetic, thermal and optical properties of materials are a critical need-to-know area where students are expected to do most of their learning by independent study.

Code AMME1362
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
CIVL2110 or CIVL1110 or AMME2302
Assumed knowledge:
HSC Mathematics Extension 1

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. communicate effectively materials science and engineering issues in oral and/or written presentations
  • LO2. describe the main mechanical properties of materials, how to test for each, and how to analysis and calculate the results of a test
  • LO3. describe, in relatively simple terms, the crystal structure and associated crystal imperfections of materials, electron microscopic techniques for materials structural characterisation, describing theoretically, schematically, and mathematically
  • LO4. understand the basics of binary phase diagrams and to be able to use them in describing and measuring the effects of heat treatment on microstructure. The significance of metastability will be a key focus, particularly in relation to metallurgy
  • LO5. describe, in relatively simple terms, the manufacture of metals, ceramics, and polymers and the effect of manufacturing process on properties, and the significance of this in terms of engineering design and applications
  • LO6. understand the basics of corrosion and degradation of materials and some corrosion prevention methods

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.