ENGMP211-21A (HAM)

Materials 1

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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Why are some materials as hard as nails, soft as putty, tough as old boots or as strong as an ox (!?) and how can they be improved? This paper explores the wonderful world of materials science and engineering.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through Lectures and Practical Laboratory Sessions.

Practical Laboratory Sessions: Two hour long Practical sessions to be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (between 11am-1pm) from the 4th week of Trimester A. Laboratory groups are to be assigned during the 1st two weeks of Trimester A. Students are expected to attend one laboratory session every 2 weeks on their group's allocated day and complete all four experiments.

IMPORTANT NOTE for students - Laboratory Handbook

Please collect the Laboratory Handbook required for this paper, from the Waikato Print Shop during the 1st two weeks of teaching. A printing fee is charged to the student on collection of the handbook.

Laboratory Session Worksheets and Laboratory Reports are a very important part of the Materials 1 paper and attendance at Laboratory Sessions is compulsory.

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:

  • Predict material behaviour, in particular with response to a mechanical stimulus, by applying knowledge of fundamental material properties.
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  • Apply knowledge of material structure, including imperfections to predict the behaviour of different materials.
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  • Explain the influence of diffusional processes within materials on material properties.
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  • Apply knowledge of the influence of process time and temperature to enable control of material structure and properties.
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  • Use binary equilibrium phase diagrams to define the different phases and amount of those phases present for different systems.
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This paper facilitates the development of technical writing, an important competency expected of a scientist and engineer. In order to pass this paper, students are expected to demonstrate their ability to produce written work of an adequate standard. Learning outcomes will be assessed by means of a combination of tests, laboratory reports, and a final exam.

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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. Test One
12 Apr 2021
3:00 PM
2. Test Two
24 May 2021
3:00 PM
3. Laboratory Worksheets and Reports
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Final Exam
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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Required Readings

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Callister, William D., and David G. Rethwisch. Materials Science and Engineering : An Introduction.

The 10th edition will be available from the Campus Book Shop (ISBN: 9781119561750). Multiple copies of earlier editions of this textbook can also be found in the University of Waikato library.

The latest edition (ISBN: 9780730382836) is also suitable for this paper

Aaron Blicblau, Kiara Bruggeman, Michael Cortie, John Long, Judy Hart, Ross Marceau, Ryan Mitchell, Reza Parvizi, David Rubin De Celis Leal, Steven Babaniaris, Subrat Das, Thomas Dorin, William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch, Ajay Mahato, Julius Orwa. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 1st Australian & New Zealand Edition

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Online Support

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Handouts for this paper will be available on Moodle for students to download. This will be confirmed by the lecturer concerned. It will also be assumed that students check their e-mail at the address recorded in Moodle at least once per day.
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The expected workload for this paper would be expected to average at approximately 36 hours for lectures, 2 hours for tests, 8 hours for laboratory work, 44 hours for completing laboratory reports, and 60 hours for reading and revision.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: ENGEN112 or ENMP102




Restricted papers: ENMP211 or ENGCV251

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