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Area/Catalogue
MENG 4031

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105790

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

At the completion of this course students will:
- Uunderstand fundamental differences in solid state structures and how these relate to behaviour;
- Have an appreciation of the different analytical approaches for examination of solid state structure and will be able to design methodologies for identification of materials performance issues;
- Recognise differences between metals, minerals and ceramics, their applications and structural characteristics that effect behaviour and performance.

Course content

Solid-state bonding structure and how this affects solid state electronic properties;
Crystals, amorphous, symmetry ;
Common characterisation techniques of crystals and amorphous in lab and their basics, interaction of X-ray and matter;
Synchrotron based techniques (X-ray diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy), neutron based techniques (scattering and diffraction);
Microscopy and spectroscopy techniques including SEM, TEM, XPS, FIB, LA-ICP-MS;
Ferrous metals – history of use, current applications, phases, structure;
Non-ferrous metals and high tech alloys – history of development, uses, phases, structure;
Corrosion, strain and cracking of metals;
Metallic annealing and tempering – changes in microstructure and how this affects characteristics;
Ceramics, history of use, structures, uses and characteristics;
Ceramics, formation, sintering and how this affects behaviour;
Use of minerals and their properties and crystallography;
Applications of minerals as piezoelectrics, molecular sieves, solar cells, gemstones etc.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
RENG 1005 Engineering Materials

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 4 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
Quiz held during tutorials 15% 2 x 1 hour
Essay 2000 words 15% N/A
Report held during practicals 20% 5 x 3 hours
Examination N/A 50% 2 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.

Course Coordinators

Prof Andrea Gerson
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UniSA STEM

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