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Area/Catalogue
RENG 1005

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101754

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To provide students with an introduction to the relationship between microstructure, properties and processing of engineering materials. The course will also introduce students to appropriate selection of materials for engineering applications.

Course content

The course will introduce students to the properties of engineering materials, and provide them with an understanding of how these properties are measured. Mechanical, electrical, magnetic, physical and surface properties will be examined. The primary failure modes of engineering materials, corrosion, fatigue and wear will be studied. The structure of materials will be studied at the atomic scale,
the micro scale and the macro scale. The four main classes of materials will be included in the course: ceramics, polymers, metals, and composites.

Textbook(s)

William D. Callister and David G. Rethwisch 2018, Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 10th, John Wiley & Sons, New York USA

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Case Study 1 hour x 3 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment weekly quizzes (weeks 2-12) 20% 40 minutes
Assignment 1000 words each 40% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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