ENGR 1010 Engineering Materials (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700152

Coordinator Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Description This unit will introduce fundamentals of engineering materials. The topics will include materials structure, properties, processing and applications, degradation of materials, sustainability and the selection of materials for various engineering applications.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Pre-requisite(s) Students enrolled in 6033 Diploma in EngineeringBachelor of Engineering Studies or 7034 Diploma in Engineering or 7066 Diploma in Engineering Extended must pass MATH 0008 Mathematics 2 before enrolling in this unit

Equivalent Subjects ENGR 1014 - Engineering and Design Concepts ENGR 1008 - Engineering Materials ENGR 1034 - Engineering and Design Concepts (UWSC) LGYB 0481 - Engineering and Design Concepts (UWSC Assoc Deg) ENGR 1009 - Engineering Materials (WSTC Assoc Deg)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject. Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor programs listed below must pass all College Preparatory subjects listed in the program structure before progressing to the Year 2 subjects.

Assumed Knowledge

HSC mathematics (not General Mathematics), physics and chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe and identify the atomic structure, bonding, crystal structure and defects of materials.
  2. Explain the various properties of materials (eg mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, magnetic.
  3. Identify and explain the mechanical failures, corrosion and degradation of materials and how to prevent them.
  4. Select an appropriate material for a given application.
  5. Apply sustainability principles in engineering practice.

Subject Content

1. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding
2. Crystalline structure and defects in solids
3. Mechanical and physical properties
4. Metals, ceramics and glasses, polymers, composites and advanced materials
5. Materials selection
6. Materials and sustainability
1. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding
2. Crystalline structure and defects in solids
3. Mechanical and physical properties
4. Metals, ceramics and glasses, polymers, composites and advanced materials
5. Materials selection
6. Materials and sustainability
1. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding
2. Crystalline structure and defects in solids
3. Mechanical and physical properties
4. Metals, ceramics and glasses, polymers, composites and advanced materials
5. Materials selection
6. Materials and sustainability

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Mid-Term Exam 60 minutes (1 hour) 20 N Individual
Online Quizzes x 10 1 hour per week for 10 weeks throughout the term 10 N Individual
Practicals x 4 2 hours 30 N Both (Individual & Group)
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Callister, WD & Rethwisch, DG 2015, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

View timetable Opens in new window

Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

View timetable Opens in new window