1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
2 x 4-hour laboratories per semester
1 of ENGR1722, ENGR1208
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8822 has been successfully completed
Topic description
  • Week 1: Diffusion
  • Week 2: Deformation and strengthening mechanisms I
  • Week 3: Deformation and strengthening mechanisms II
  • Week 4: Failure I
  • Week 5: Failure II
  • Week 6: Phase diagrams
  • Week 7: Phase transformations
  • Week 8: Electrical properties
  • Week 9: Synthesis, fabrication and processing of materials
  • Week 10: Corrosion and degradation of materials
  • Week 11: Thermal and magnetic properties
  • Week 12: Optical properties
Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with an understanding of the mechanical behaviour, characteristics and failure analysis of metals and alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the structures, classifications, applications and properties of various engineering materials
  2. Understand the different damage and failure mechanisms of various engineering materials
  3. Analyse fatigue and fracture in engineering materials to predict their strength and life when used for machines, vehicles, and structures
  4. Understand the structure-and-properties relationships of polymers and composites
  5. Practise mechanical characterisations of metallic and polymeric materials