Course Title: Select common engineering materials
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2019
Course Code: PROC5277C
Course Title: Select common engineering materials
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
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
Dr. Betty Richards
Ph: +61 3 9925 4172
Appointment by email
Dr. Amita Iyer
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
Tel: (03) 9925 8311
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
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 learning activities including:
• Team activities
• Self-guided learning
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 course is detailed below:
|Week||Topics Delivered||Element / Performance Criteria|
Overview of Scope of the course, assessment criteria , OH&S guidelines/regulations
|1, 2, 3|
|2||Classify common engineering materials 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 (Progressive submission of assignment)||1.1, 1.2|
|6||Properties of Polymers, Ceramics and Composites||1.3|
|7||Corrosion, Degradation Assessment ( Assignment due for progressive submission-group submission)||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 |
Completion of Workshop Procedures / Safety Guide for Building 56/57 level 2 by all students prior to execution of laboratory activities (Final submission Assignment 1)
|13||Verify selected materials as fit for Purpose||3.1, 3.2, 3.3|
Structural materials (e.g. steel, concrete, composites)
|1.5, 2.1, 2.2|
|15||Select materials for specific applications||2.1, 2.2, 2.3|
|16||Revision||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 Test||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.
Recommended references appear below.
1. Materials science and engineering: an Introduction, by William D. Callister Jr.; David J. Rethwisch, 2014 9th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and will be provided with additional materials during class when necessary. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided on a need basis. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts.
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
Assessment 2: Laboratory Tensile and hardness testing practical and report
Assessment 3: Final Test
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Elements/Performance Criteria||Assignment||Laboratory Testing and Report||Final Test|
Assessment 1: Assignment, (Week 5,7,12)
Once deemed competent weighting towards final grade (%): 40%
Assessment 2: Laboratory, (Weeks 10/12)
Once deemed competent weighting towards final grade (%): 20%
Assessment 3: Final Test, (Week 17/18)
Once deemed competent weighting towards final grade (%): 40%
Assessment 1 is marked progressively throughout the semester. It includes oral questioning. In the case of team activities it is important to note that all team members are not necessarily awarded the same grade. It follows that you might be required to demonstrate your knowledge through direct questioning. Laboratory activities and Laboratory report submission scheduled dates might be subject to changes. To receive a grade for laboratory report, you must have performed the laboratory activity.
Assessment vs MEM30007A Elements & Performance Criteria
|MEM30007A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|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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Equitable Learning Services (ELS):
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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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.
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