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Undergraduate Handbook

Engineering Materials and Chemistry - MATS1101

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6
Enrolment Requirements:
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


The course covers: stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, equilibrium, oxidation and reduction, electrochemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and polymers; microstructure and structure-property relationships of the main types of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites); micromechanisms of elastic and plastic deformation; fracture mechanisms for ductile, brittle, creep and fatigue modes of failure in service; corrosion; metal forming by casting and wrought processes; phase equilibria of alloys; microstructural control by thermomechanical processing and application to commercial engineering materials.

Laboratory work includes experiments on mechanical testing, cast and recrystallised structures, and fracture.

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