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MECH5310: Advanced Engineering Materials

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic

Code MECH5310
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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MECH3362 or MECH8362 or MECH9362 or equivalent study at another institution
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECH4310

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.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

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Additional advice

This unit requires departmental permission to ensure appropriate foundational knowledge is met. If the prerequisite unit/s were completed at the University of Sydney or if you are enrolled in the Master of Engineering, your request will be approved without supporting documentation being required. If you have completed studies at another institution, you must include your transcript when submitting your permission request for review by the Faculty.