Course Title: Select common engineering materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: PROC5277C

Course Title: Select common engineering materials

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nicholas Georgiou
Email: nicholas.georgiou@rmit.edu.au

Annabelle Lopez
Te: 9925 4823
Email: annabelle.lopez@rmit.edu.au

Mihir Soneji
Tel. 9925 2015
Email: mihir.soneji@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit covers recognising common materials used in engineering, assisting in the selection of a material for a specific application, and using test results to evaluate the properties of materials.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30007A Select common engineering materials

Element:

1 Identify common engineering materials by their principal properties

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The principal properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals are
identified.
1.2 The principal properties of thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers are identified.
1.3 The principal properties of ceramics and composite materials are identified.
1.4 The effects of different types of bonding in materials are identified.
1.5 The effects of mechanical and thermal processes on the principal properties of materials are identified.

Element:

2. Select materials for specific applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The engineering requirement for the specific application is
determined in consultation with others.
2.2 Material is selected based on the requirement and consideration of principal properties and further processing.
2.3 Selection is confirmed according to standard operating procedures.

Element:

3. Verify selected material as fit for purpose

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate tests for the required properties are identified.
3.2 Testing of materials is arranged with appropriate persons, if
necessary.
3.3 Test results are analysed and material choices are confirmed or modified as appropriate.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in individual and team problem solving activities related to typical engineering workplace problems. These activities involve class participation, prescribed exercises, homework, application of theory to engineering problems, completion of calculations to industry standard, tests and examination. You will participate in supervised workshop/lab practice in real and/or simulated workshop/lab environment. You will engage in preparing a written report(s) on the testing of materials completed in the workshop/lab.


Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule. Refer to Online Blackboard announcements for changes.
Laboratory sessions are subject to availability of resources in the school; refer to online blackboard announcements for details and any changes. 

Week NumberTOPICS
Week 1Overview of Scope of the course and assessment criteria
Week 2Identify the properties of common engineering material- types of bonding
Week 3common engineering materials by their principal properties- mechanical
Week 4common engineering materials by their principal properties-chemical properties
Week 5OH&S and technical report writing
Week 6Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- corrosion test
Week 7Identify the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of ferrous material engineering applications of ferrous metals
Week 8Identify the properties of common engineering materials- non-ferrous metals
Week 9Identify the properties of common engineering materials –thermosetting, thermoplastic polymers, ceramics and composite materials
Week 10common engineering materials by their principal properties- mechanical properties
Week 11Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness and tensile test
Week 12Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness and tensile test
Week 13Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness and tensile test
Week 14Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness and tensile test
Week 15effects of mechanical and thermal processes on the principal properties of materials
Week 16Select materials for specific applications for its engineering , principle properties and operation procedures
Week 17Final Test
Week 18Finalising Results

This is an indicative teaching schedule. Refer to Online Blackboard announcements for changes.
Laboratory sessions are subject to availability of resources in the school; refer to online blackboard announcements for details and any changes.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

1. Materials for Engineering by W.Bolton 2nd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann 2000.
2. Engineering Materials Technology by W.Bolton 3rd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann.
3. Engineering Materials 2 by W.Bolton 1st ed, Heinemann .
4. Introduction to Engineering Materials by Vernon John 4th ed, Palgrave Macmillan.
5. Materials for the Engineering Technician by RA Higgins 3rd ed, Butterworth-
6. Heinemann 2004.
7. Rmit LSU “Learning Lab” (Writing Skills); http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/
8. Materials Science and Engineering Introduction William D. Callister, Jr. 6th edition


Other Resources

Other additional references to be provided in class


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.

Laboratory reports (laboratory teacher to finalise) all relate to competency based nature of C6093 program. Satisfactory completion of this component entitles student to a ‘Pass’ for this course.

To obtain either “Credit’, ‘Distinction’ or ‘High Distinction’ for this course, student needs to take closed book written assessment, in addition to having satisfactorily completed the Final Test. 

Final Test is therefore not compulsory.



Assessment details:

Laboratory reports – This/these is/are a written materials testing report based in real and/or simulated workshop/lab environment. This written laboratory report will have an effective weighting of about 55% of the final overall assessment mark.
Major Assessment – This is a written test (closed book) to cover content so far. This will focus on the students’ understanding of material properties and classification. This will also focus on the students’ ability to solve problems and provide logical solutions to practical exercises. This test will have an effective weighting of about 45% of the final overall assessment mark.


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElements Covered
Laboratory Tests coupled with Laboratory Reports1, 2, 3
Test1, 2, 3

Other Information

The underpinning knowledge and skills for this course are listed in the accreditation document and are available upon request from your instructor.
Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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