Course Title: Select and test mechanical engineering materials

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6114 Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Title: Select and test mechanical engineering materials

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers selecting appropriate materials and material and component tests for mechanical and manufacturing engineering applications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23061A Select and test mechanical engineering materials


1. Identify classes of materials, based on properties and materials tests relevant to mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

2. Identify and use sources of information on engineering materials, materials tests and test equipment including manufacturers' catalogues and websites.

3. Specify and implement methods used to test or obtain the properties of engineering materials.

4. Select and implement materials for mechanical/manufacturing.

5. Report on and record materials design data and methods and results of materials tests.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to select and test mechanical engineering materials.

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.