Course Title: Engineering Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Materials

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PROC2097

City Campus

Undergraduate

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

PROC2097

City Campus

Undergraduate

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

PROC2099

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet1 2016

Course Coordinator: RMIT City Campus:Program Manager;RMIT Vietnam Campus:Huy Nguyen Le

Course Coordinator Phone: RMIT City Campus: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email: RMIT City Campus:vehs@rmit.edu.au;RMIT Vietnam Campus:huy.nguyenle@rmit.edu.vn

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT City Campus/RMIT Vietnam Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces various engineering materials including metals, composites, plastics, adhesives and recognizing the process used to construct objects from these materials and the external factors that can change the effectiveness of these materials.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcome (PLOs):

At Associate level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
1.1 Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
1.3 In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
 

At Bachelor level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Describe various classes of materials and explain the structure and characteristics of materials.
2. Explain the criteria for defining the mechanical properties of materials.
  2.1 Define Mechanical and other notable properties of materials: metals, plastics, composites and electronic materials.
  2.2 Determine the properties of commonly used metals , their alloys, and, plastics.
  2.3 Justify material selection for a specific application.
3.Describe the mechanisms that result in deformation of metals.
  3.1 Explain the processes and effects of heat treatment of metals.
4.Explain the processes of how materials are manufactured.
  4.1 Identify the material defects and describe how to prevent defects.
  4.2 Describe material inspection processes and data
5. Demonstrate effects of corrosion of metals including corrosion fatigue and measures for prevention
6. Draw and analyse phase/ equilibrium diagrams.


Overview of Learning Activities

Common activities for both Associate and Bachelor levels:
● Face to Face Teaching: To obtain an introduction to fundamentals and to get underpinning knowledge and applications of this knowledge to the engineering materials.
● Personal Reading; (Prescribed section of the text book): To reinforce/strengthen your understanding of principles and applications.
● Videos and lab sessions: To understand key concepts and practical applications, and analyse results. You are encouraged to watch videos on special topics available in Carlton Library. The lab work allows you to develop skills and increases competency.
● Examination: Final examination of two hrs duration covering all the sessions will be part of the assessment.

At Associate level you will also learn through following additional activities:
● Practice Sheets/Work Sheets: You will attempt to solve practice sheets alone and with friends, and with the help of teacher.
● On line quizzes - Each chapter/topic will have online quiz. This will be for your practice. It is expected that you finish and submit online quiz once the topic is covered in the class/tutorial.
● Online Wiki based assessment.

At Bachelor level you will also learn through following additional activities:
• Project


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam.
The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1

Associate level: On line quizzes

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10           
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

Bachelor level: Laboratories

Weighting of final grade (%): 30     
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1.1 

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

Assessment 2:

Associate level: Class assessed tutorial

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10           
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

Bachelor level: Project

Weighting of final grade (%): 30     
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.1 

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

Assessment 3: 

Associate level: Wiki

Weighting towards final grade (%): 25           
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

 

Assessment 4: 

Associate level: Lab report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15           
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

Assessment 5: 

Both Associate level & Bachelor level: Final Exam

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40           
this task assesses the following learning outcomes at Associate level:

PLO 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

this task assesses the following learning outcomes at Bachelor level:

PLO 1.1 

CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6