1 x 1-hour lecture-1 per semester
2 x 1-hour lecture-2s weekly
1 x 1.5-hour workshop weekly
4 x 3-hour laboratories per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8752 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Physics or equivalent.
Assignments, Online Quizzes, Laboratory, Final Exam.
Topic description

Engineering Materials:

  1. Atomic structure and bonding
  2. Structure of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites
  3. Material properties
  4. Application of Materials
  5. Economic, environmental, and societal Issues


  1. Electric charge and electric field
  2. Electric potential
  3. Electric current and resistance
  4. Magnetism
  5. Introduction to Electromagnetic waves
Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with:

  • A basic understanding of the underlying science and the engineering performance of materials used in engineering applications
  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of electromagnetism
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the classification, structure and application of materials
  2. Evaluate the mechanical properties of materials with regards to elastic and plastic deformation
  3. Understand the economic, environmental, and societal Issues related to materials use
  4. Understand and communicate the basic principles of electromagnetism
  5. Apply the concepts of electromagnetism for solving engineering problems