PROC 2003 Materials Selection and Design
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301415
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Description Materials are a critical point of consideration when designing a solution to a technical problem. However, materials can also be quite complex by themselves and can possess a range of properties which may only partially suit an intended solution. In this unit, students use real world scenarios to learn to make decisions concerning material selection under different circumstances, based upon technical requirements, and balanced against sustainability and cost.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Discipline Materials Engineering
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
- Analyse the environmental issues associated with the potential use of a material in a design solution
- Identify materials properties that are relevant to a specific technical problem
- Apply a systematic approach towards the selection of materials for a given scenario
- Provide material selection recommendations with appropriate justification
- Apply collaborative skills in a team setting to address a technical problem
- Professionally communicate methodology, analysis, and outcomes of a materials selection process in a range of different verbal and written formats.
2.Overview of materials extraction, refinement and end of life
3.Addressing common engineering design scenarios
4.Materials selection for sustainability
5.Materials selection for advanced manufacturing
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.
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- Ashby, MF & Jones, DRH 2018, Engineering materials 1: an introduction to properties, applications and design, 5th edn, Butterworth-Heinemann, Amsterdam.