- Code ENGN3601
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
This unit takes a detailed look at various engineering materials and the essential properties behind them. There is an emphasis towards energy-related properties and forming properties. Materials studied in detail include energy ceramics, ferrous metal systems, non-ferrous metal systems and polymers. Property-related topics include plasticity analysis for metal forming operations, electrochemical properties, electrical properties, dielectric properties, energy storage properties, thermoelectric properties and electrochromic properties. The lecture material is delivered through on-line techniques and weekly small group sessions combined with extensive laboratory components are used to facilitate the understanding of this material. Underpinning this course will be frequent contextualizing through the idea of nanostructuring of established engineering materials.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Understand plasticity and plastic deformation concepts as they apply to the plastic forming of metal sheets.
2. Understand the principles and importance of electrochemical and corrosion behaviour of metals.
3. Understand the basic electrical and dielectric properties as they apply to engineering ceramics and metals.
4. Appreciate how a knowledge of electrochemical and dielectric properties can be used to determine the energy storage properties of electronic materials and their devices.
5. Understand and utilize the concepts of thermoelctrical behaviour, piezoelectric behaviour and electrochromic behaviour through the study of engineering nanomaterials.
6. Gain detailed information on the processability and types of engineering polymers, ferrous alloys and non-ferrous alloys.
7. Gain experience in the use of research-grade potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical and energy storage test equipment, as well as in the use of electron microscopes and X-ray diffraction units.
8. Understand the basic principles and operating procedures relating to scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
- Quizzes (30%)
- Laboratory reports (35%)
- Research essay (10%)
- Problem sets (25%)
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Workload30 contact hours + 40 non-contact hours
Requisite and Incompatibility
- Budinski , K.G. & Budinski, M.K. Engineering Materials: properties and Selection, 8th ed. by Prentice-Hall (2005).
- Brandon, D & Kaplan W.D. Microstructural Characterization of Materials, 2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons (2008).
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|19 Feb 2018
|27 Feb 2018
|31 Mar 2018
|25 May 2018