ENGEN112-22A (HAM)

Materials Science and Engineering

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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Engineers/technologists/scientists in all disciplines encounter and use materials in their various practices. In order to function effectively, an understanding of the properties and behaviour of materials is required. This is particularly relevant in design and maintenance, when important decisions need to be made on the choice of materials to be used in a component. It is also possible to tailor or engineer the properties of materials to suit a particular application. This course provides an introduction to the field of Materials Science and Engineering, satisfying the introductory materials science requirements for first year engineering programs. The course will also be of interest to those who wonder why we use different materials for particular applications, why items seem to fail for “no good reason” and what the difference is between strong, tough, hard.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/

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Paper Structure

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The paper content is delivered through a mix of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions.

Important Note for International Students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • describe the types of primary and secondary bonds; explain what influence bond type/strength can have on materials properties (including strength, Young's modulus, electrical conductivity, basic thermal properties); relate bonding to polymer properties
    (WA1)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Tutorial assignments (2)
    Test 1 (4)
    Exam (6)
  • define and calculate strength (true, engineering, proof), hardness, Young's modulus, ductility, from raw data; interpret a tensile stress/strain graph

    (WA1)

    Linked to the following assessments:
    Tutorial assignments (2)
    Lab exercises (3)
    Test 1 (4)
    Exam (6)
  • describe types of failure and failure processes (ductile, brittle, fatigue, creep); recognise the characteristic fracture surfaces that some of these show; describe and predict different types of wet corrosion

    (WA1)

    Linked to the following assessments:
    Tutorial assignments (2)
    Lab exercises (3)
    Test 2 (5)
    Exam (6)
  • describe the microstructure of common steels and irons; predict steel microstructures using an Fe-C phase diagram; relate microstructures to mechanical properties of steels; recommend metallic alloys for suitable applications based on their properties
    (WA1)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Tutorial assignments (2)
    Test 2 (5)
    Exam (6)
  • collect, process, interpret, and communicate relevant materials data in a manner appropriate for a formal lab report (technical writing)
    (WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Lab exercises (3)
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Assessment

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Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assumed knowledge quiz
18 Mar 2022
10:00 PM
1
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Tutorial assignments
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Lab exercises
19
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Test 1
5 Apr 2022
7:00 PM
10
5. Test 2
26 May 2022
7:00 PM
10
6. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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The recommended book to support this course is: Materials Science & Engineering, An Introduction; 10th edition; William D Callister, Jr.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Online Support

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This course has a Moodle site (elearn.waikato.ac.nz) associated with it, providing discussion forums and access to additional resources.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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Contact hours: 33hrs lectures, 11hrs tutorials, 24hrs labs (total contact hours = 68hrs)

Personal study time (please note these are approximate, and will vary depending on student aptitude and commitment): 16hrs tutorial assignments, 20hrs lab exercises, 20hrs test preparation, 25hrs exam preparation (total personal study = 81hrs).

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Required prerequisite for ENGMP211, ENGMP213, ENGMP214, ENGCV212, ENGCV231, ENGCV251.

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Restricted papers: ENMP102

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