Engineering Materials

EAT10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 84 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce you to the basics of materials engineering, including their microstructure, properties, structure, failure modes and sustainable use.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Describe the difference in atomic/molecular structure between the major classes of materials that result in different material properties. (K1)
2. Analyse the material response to mechanical and physical stimuli. (K1, S1)
3. Determine mechanical properties of all major classes of materials on the basis of experiment. (K1, S1)
4. Determine physical properties of materials. (K1, S1)
5. Describe the suitability of different methods of strengthening of materials and their potential for material degradation. (K1, S1, A2)
6. Select materials using appropriate methods that consider microstructure, manufacture, performance and sustainability. (K1, S1)
7. Safely execute experiments, formulate conclusions and generate laboratory reports. (K6, S1, A2).