Materials Processing and Machining

MEE20005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


    One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours On Campus + Blended

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This unit develops students basic understanding of structure and the relationship of engineering materials and manufacturing processes, and emphasises shaping and forming, metrology and the aspect of quality metrology and the aspect of quality.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Analyse the structure and property of engineering materials based on heat treatment (K1, K2, K3, K4, S1, S2) 
2. Analyse different joining methods and engineered surfaces using different coating methods (K1, K4, S1, S2, A2) 
3. Research the failure of materials by the analysis of known failure case studies (S1, S2, A2)
4. Use a series of materials removal processes and describe how a product is manufactured (K1, K2, K3, S1)
5. Safely conduct experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions (K1, S1, S2, A2)
6. Apply sustainability software to carry out life cycle assessment of a product (K1, K2, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, 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.