1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 120-minute workshop weekly
3 x 120-minute laboratories per semester
1 1 of ENGR1722, ENGR8752
2 1 of ENGR2741, ENGR8791
3 Admission into MEMT-Master of Engineering (Materials)
3a Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or ((3 or 3a)))
Topic description

Introduction; design process; materials and their properties; materials property charts; materials selection (strategies, procedures and case studies); processes selection and case studies; multiple constraints and objective with their case studies; designing hybrid materials and their case studies; materials and environment; materials and industrial design.

Educational aims

Materials and processes are developing fast and this presents more challenges and opportunities than ever before. This topic aims to provide students with an understanding of the role of materials and their processing in mechanical design of components and devices; and a strategy for managing the challenges and using the opportunities.

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

  1. Understand the role of materials and their processing in mechanical designs
  2. Analyse materials and processes selection problems in design applications
  3. Apply constraints, technical and environmental aspects involved in selection of materials in mechanical design
  4. Use several case studies for materials and processes selection for similar cases and applications

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.