Engineering Materials

ENG10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Contact hours

  • 56 hours plus blended

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

Higher Ed. Semester 1

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

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).
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.