1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 120-minute workshop weekly
3 x 120-minute laboratories per semester
1 ENGR1722 - Engineering Physics and Materials
1a ENGR8752 - Engineering Physics and Materials GE
2 ENGR2741 - Mechanics and Structures
2a ENGR8791 - Mechanics and Structures GE
3 Admission into MEMT-Master of Engineering (Materials)
3a Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a) and (2 or 2a)) or ((3 or 3a)))
Topic description
Introduction; metal casting processes; forming and shaping processes including metal rolling, metal forging, metal extrusion and drawing, sheet metal forming; welding processes; powder metal processes; rapid-prototyping processes and operations; machining processes; computer-aided manufacturing.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with an understanding of different manufacturing processes and forming of materials with relevant fundamentals and real-world practices.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand detailed descriptions of different manufacturing and metal forming processes
  2. Apply theory and fundamentals and analyse manufacturing related problems and defects in materials
  3. Understand new technologies, computer-aided manufacturing and rapid-prototyping processes
  4. Practise a number of manufacturing processes (casting, welding, forming and machining) and examine the processed materials