Engineering Materials - ZEIT3501

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT3501 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course deals with the selection and use of engineering materials for aerospace, civil and mechanical applications. Major topics include metals, timber, polymers, composites and concrete as engineering materials. The course covers the properties and behaviour, selection and use of these materials in broad engineering practice. It discusses the relationships between decisions made in design, materials selection, fabrication and sustainability of engineering structures. It provides guidance in the use of Codes and Standards in engineering practice and links with relevant design courses in Years 3 and 4.

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