Course Title: Select common engineering materials
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Te: 9925 4823
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
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
1. Identify common engineering materials by their principal properties
1.1 The principal properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals are identified.
2. Select materials for specific applications
2.1 The engineering requirement for the specific application is determined in consultation with others.
3. Verify selected material as fit for purpose
3.1 Completion of Workshop Procedures / Safety Guide for Building 56/57 level 2 by all students prior to commencement of testing exercises.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
seminar, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentation, and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Engineering industry fields.
For Civil Engineering students the emphasis will be on Civil Engineering applications and technologies.
Similarly for students studying in other engineering disciplines such as Mechanical and Aerospace the emphases will respectively apply to Mechanical and Aerospace applications and technologies.
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||Topics Delivered||Element / Performance Criteria|
Overview of Scope of the course, assessment criteria , pre-assessment task OH&S in context of Assessment 1
|1, 2, 3|
|2||Identify the properties of common engineering material- types of bonding, introduction to the periodic table||1.3, 1.4|
|3||Common engineering materials by their principal properties- mechanical||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5|
|4||Common engineering materials by their principal properties-physical||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5|
|5||Common engineering materials by their principal properties-chemical||1.3, 1.4|
|6||Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- corrosion, corrosion test, corrosion resistance technologies||1.3, 1.4, 3.1|
|7||Identify consultants related to the selection of specific applications for materials||2.1|
|8||Identify the properties of common engineering materials- non-ferrous metals||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5|
|9||Identify the properties of common engineering materials –thermosetting, thermoplastic polymers, ceramics and composite materials||1.3|
|10||Testing of materials theory, revision of previous topics||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.3|
|11||Completion of Workshop Procedures / Safety Guide for Building 56/57 level 2 by all students prior to testing exercises||1,2.3|
|12||Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness, tensile test||1.5, 3.1, 3.2,3.3, 3.4|
|13||Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness , tensile test||1.5, 3.1, 3.2,3.3, 3.4|
|14||Effects of mechanical and thermal processes on material-casting, forging, rolling technologies|
Finishing technologies for common engineering materials
|1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3|
|15||Select materials for specific applications for its engineering , principle properties and operation procedures||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4|
|16||Revision of all topics||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4|
|17/18||Final Examination||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4|
1. Materials for Engineering by W.Bolton 2nd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
2. Engineering Materials Technology by W.Bolton 3rd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann.
Other resources and references provided in class or on the RMIT Blackboard.
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
CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS ONLY:
- Health and Safety Report, 5% (Week 3)
- Project Technical Report, 20% (Week 7)
- Laboratory testing and report (Hardness and impact testing,Tensile testing), 25% (Weeks 12 and 13)
- All Final Examination, 50% (Week 17)
|PROC5277C Elements & Performance Criteria|
|Health and Safety Report||X||X|
|Project Technical Report||X||X||X||X||X||x|
|Laboratory Testing and Report||X||X||X||X||X|
The underpinning knowledge and skills for this course are listed in the accreditation document and are available upon request from your instructor.
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