This unit aims to extend the knowledge of materials science and engineering in the context of structure, properties, processing and applications of basic engineering materials such as ferrous (steel) alloys, leading edge non-ferrous alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites; and integrate it into issues of sustainable engineering product design and manufacturing technologies. The subject will provide students the concepts related to designing the structure of various class of materials to attain a predetermined set of properties. This subject will also give students an understanding of the engineering practice through an introduction to problem solving methodology and knowledge of the responsibilities of the professional engineer.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):