Course Title: Advanced Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Materials

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Fugen Daver

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6008

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.13

Course Coordinator Availability: Thursdays 11 am - 1 pm

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge: MIET2115 Mechanics and Materials 2, or equivalent. 

Recommended for final year students. 

Course Description

This course aims to convey a detailed knowledge of advanced polymeric materials, composites, energy materials and metallic alloys with a particular emphasis on cost, performance, recyclability, ease of processing and manufacturing on engineering applications, Student will develop an understanding between composition, microstructure, processing and performance of advanced engineering materials.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.
This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles of advanced engineering materials on a nano, micro and macro scale, and be able to relate materials structure to mechanical performance.
  2. Use materials selection databases and apply underlying principles of materials science to make informed decisions in materials selection.
  3. Be able to select appropriate manufacturing processes for polymeric materials, composites and metallic alloys.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities for this course include pre-recorded lecture videos, tutorials, laboratories and assignments

Overview of Learning Resources

Videos, course notes, journal publications, web-sites.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1. Laboratory group report
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-2- 3

Assessment 2. Four assignments
Weighting (4X15%)
This assessment supports CLOs 1-2-3

Assessment 3. End of semester time limited test within a time window of at least 24 hours. 
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-2-3