Course Title: Select common engineering materials
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: PROC5277C
Course Title: Select common engineering materials
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
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
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. Appropriate tests for the required properties are identified.
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including:
• Review questions
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA 2. Engineering Application Ability
EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM3007A in the Assessment Matrix.
The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
|Week||Topics Delivered||Element / Performance Criteria|
Overview of Scope of the course, assessment criteria , pre-assessment task OH&S
|1, 2, 3|
|2||Classify common engineering material by their characteristics- atomic bonding, introduction to the periodic table||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4|
|3||Properties of Metals ferrous, Non ferrous- Physical||1.1, 1.2|
|4||Properties of Metals ferrous, Non ferrous- Mechanical||1.1, 1.2|
|5||Properties of Metals- Mechanical, Calculations||1.1, 1.2|
|6||Properties of Polymers, Ceramics and Composites||1.3|
|7||Corrosion, Degradation Assessment 1 ( Report due Week 7)||1.1, 1.2|
|8||Extrusion, Powder metallurgy||1.5|
|9||Effects of mechanical and thermal processes on material-casting, forging, rolling technologies|
Finishing technologies for common engineering materials
|10||Joining: Welding, soldering, brazing, fasteners, adhesives||1.5|
|12||Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness, Tensile test, Stress and Strain|
Completion of Workshop Procedures / Safety Guide for Building 56/57 level 2 by all students prior to testing exercises
|13||Verify selected material as fit for Purpose- Hardness , tensile test practical||3.1, 3.2, 3.3|
Structural materials steels, concrete, composites
|1.5, 2.1, 2.2|
|15||Select materials for specific applications for its engineering , principle properties and operation procedures||2.1, 2.2, 2.3|
|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|
|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|
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 20 hours outside the class time.
1. Materials for Engineering by W. Bolton 2nd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
Other resources and references provided in class or on the RMIT Blackboard.
Overview of Assessment
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:
Assessment 1: Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
Assessment 2: Laboratory Tensile and hardness testing practical and report
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
Assessment 3: Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Elements/Performance Criteria||Assignment||Laboratory Testing and Report||Final Test|
1.Group technical report on identification and description of nominated civil engineering materials applications 20% (Week 7)
2.Laboratory Tensile and hardness testing practical and report 30% (Week 12)
3.Exam (Closed book final exam), 50% (Week 17/18)
Assessment vs MEM30007A Elements & Performance Criteria
|MEM3007A Elements & Performance Criteria|
|Group Technical Report||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Laboratory Testing and Report||X||X||X||X|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|Group Technical Report||X||X||X||X|
|All Assessments MEM30007A||1||1||2||0||1||0||2||3||1||0||2||2||1||1||2||2|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element|
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• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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Study and Learning Support:
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• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development
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