- 56 hours plus blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2022 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
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)
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).
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.