Knowledge of how materials behave under load, and of how materials can be altered in order to improve their properties is an important part of the process of engineering design. This unit addresses these issues, with topics such as:
Case studies are used to illustrate the use of metals, ceramics and polymers in engineering applications, and students learn more about the mechanical properties of materials in practical exercises. Students are required to complete a workshop practice component.
Students studying in external mode must attend residential activity at the Casuarina Campus during the mid-semester break. More information about residentials can be found at http://www.cdu.edu.au/engit/residentials.html
This unit uses on-line materials including the electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.
Prescribed Text - ENGINEERING MATERIALS AN INTRODUCTION TO PROPERTIES APPLICATIONS & DESIGN