Engineering Materials and Chemistry - ZINT2501

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZINT2501 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Equivalent: ZACM2020

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course provides the foundation for understanding material and environmental properties and behaviour in engineering and technology. It includes electronic structure of atoms and molecules, intermolecular forces, thermodynamic driving forces for chemical reactions, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, corrosion and redox reactions, solution chemistry, acids and bases, kinetics and rates of reactions, complex molecular structures in metals, polymers and ceramics, crystalline lattices, yielding and lastic flow, strengthening mechanisms in metals, phase systems and alloys, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, mechanical behaviour and properties of materials.

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