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Unit Code: MCD517

Unit Name: Applications of Material Science

Description: Engineering technologists are expected to have practical knowledge of the fundamental structure, properties (physical, mechanical, chemical) and supplied form of common engineering materials. This course will assist in the evaluation and selection of materials suitable for given design and/or manufacturing processes. The major focus will be directed towards iron and iron alloys (steels), with additional examination of non-iron metals and alloys (aluminium, copper, etc.), ceramics, polymers, and composite materials. You will also learn about material corrosion and destructive and non-destructive examination.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Apply knowledge of natural science respectively to wide laboratory procedures and practices. 2. Identifies appropriate available testing methodologies. 3. Safely implements laboratory test and measurement procedures. 4. Understands the range of material testing equipment available, selects a suitable tool and explains the selection including consideration of the limitation of the tools available. 5. Applies such tools, check the results for validity, identifies and draws conclusions and limitations on those conclusions. 6. Manages own activities with honesty and integrity and in an orderly manner to meet deadlines. 7. Presents clearly written lab reports, as is appropriate.

Prerequisite: Minimum Entry Requirements of the programme

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1