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MECH5310: Advanced Engineering Materials

To understand (a) how to define the relationship between properties and microstructures of advanced engineering materials, (b) how to improve mechanical design with the knowledge of mechanics and properties of materials, and (c) how to conduct failure diagnosis of engineering materials.

Code MECH5310
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
MECH3362 or MECH8362 or MECH9362 or equivalent study at another institution

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

  • LO1. research and acquire in-depth knowledge in a particular area of advanced materials engineering for the various assessments
  • LO2. communicate project outcomes
  • LO3. judge the appropriate application of advanced materials with respect to the economic and environmental aspects
  • LO4. determine and justify the choice of advanced materials for specific high-tech applications
  • LO5. describe the principal microstructural characteristics of different advanced materials, materials systems, and discuss their relationship to the functional properties
  • LO6. recognise and apply the various fabrication and characterisation methods specific to advanced materials and make appropriate choices regarding their selection.