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AMME1362: Materials 1

This unit is an introductory course in engineering materials. The unit aims to develop students' understanding of the mechanical properties, manufacture, and corrosion and degradation of a range of engineering materials, including metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites. 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.

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, how crystal imperfections affect mechanical properties, electron microscopic techniques for materials structural characterisation, describing theoretically, schematically, and mathematically
  • LO4. understand the basics of corrosion and degradation of materials and some corrosion prevention methods