1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 120-minute tutorial weekly
2 x 240-minute laboratories per semester
1 ENGR1722 - Engineering Materials and Systems
1a ENGR8752 - Engineering Materials and Systems GE
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR2812 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 engineering materials.

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

  1. Understand the structures, classifications, and applications of various engineering materials
  2. Understand and apply the structure-and-properties relationships of various engineering materials
  3. Understand the different properties of various engineering materials
  4. Analyse mechanical behaviours in engineering materials to predict their performances when used for machines, vehicles, and structures
  5. Practise mechanical characterisations of various engineering materials and able to complete individual technical reports professionally based on the practise