Course Description

Course Name

Materials Science in Engineering

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

12 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course is an introduction to the science of engineering materials and the relationships between structure and properties. Topics include: Testing for strength, hardness, toughness, fatigue and creep. Interpretation of data. Elastic and plastic deformation of solids. Fracture. Visco-elastic and time dependent behaviour. The structure of crystalline, semi-crystalline and amorphous materials. Phase equilibrium diagrams, equilibrium and non-equilibrium structures. Heat treatment. Models of electrical conduction-development of band theory in metals, semi-conductors and insulators. Elements of corrosion science, deterioration and degradation of materials. The principles of reinforcement and design on the properties of composites. The selection of materials; and Case studies.

36 lectures, 4 tutorials, 2 assignments.

DP requirements: 35% minimum of class record

Assessment: Class record (30%), June examination 3 hours (70%).

Course Entry Requirements: CEM1008F or CEM1000W

*Course content subject to change