Course Title: Advanced Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Materials

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Fugen Daver

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6008

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.13

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge: MIET2115 Mechanics and Materials 2, or equivalent

Course Description

Considering materials requirements with a particular emphasis on cost, performance, recyclability, ease of processing and manufacturing on bio-engineering applications, you will systematically examine the advantages and limitations of advanced materials and the different material types used based on various bio-engineering principles.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.
This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental principles of advanced engineering materials, especially their bio-engineering applications
  2. Use materials selection databases and apply underlying principles of materials science to make informed decisions in materials selection.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities for this course include lectures, tutorials, laboratories and assignments

Overview of Learning Resources

Course notes, journal publications, web-sites.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory report
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-2

Weighting 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-2

Final exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-2