1 x 1-hour lecture-1 per semester
2 x 1-hour lecture-2s weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial fortnightly
1 x 1.5-hour workshop weekly
4 x 3-hour laboratories per semester
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGR1208, ENGR1722 has been successfully completed
Course context
Practical training in the use of the equipment related to mechanical testing and microstructure examination will be provided on an ad hoc basis.
Topic description
Engineering Materials:

  1. Atomic structure and bonding
  2. Structure of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites
  3. Material properties
  4. Materials testing and reporting
  5. Application of Materials
  6. 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:

  1. A basic understanding of the underlying science and the engineering performance of materials used in engineering applications
  2. An understanding of the fundamental principles of electromagnetism
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are 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
  6. Perform, analyse and report mechanical property tests