Engineering Materials and Chemistry - MATS1101

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Materials Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Excluded: MATS1192

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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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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