Surface Engineering

ADM80007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 34 hours

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

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

To develop expertise in advanced coating technologies with an emphasis on thermal spray, weld overlay and physical vapour deposition. Characterization methods are also included. Present models for the formation processes of coatings and how their physical properties evolve.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1.     Describe various surface coating technologies and their application in industry (K1, K5, K6, A1, A2).

2.     Apply measurement techniques and carry out characterisation of industrial coated surfaces (K1, S2, S4).

3.     Describe standard methods of testing of modified surfaces (K5, S2)

4.     Discuss here coatings technologies are embedded within all engineering disciplines (A1, A2, A6).

5.     Manage workloads throughout the unit that are keyed towards continuous assessment (A5, A6).