ENGMP311-19B (HAM)

Materials 2

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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This course will allow students at an advanced level, to experience the concept of Materials Science/Engineering. The emphasis, where possible, will be relevant to New Zealand conditions and will reflect the increasing demand required by industry in areas such as microstructure modification, new materials, fabrication techniques and engineering materials.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through Lectures and Practical labs.

Practicals: Schedule to be announced during week 1.

IMPORTANT NOTE for students - Laboratory Handbook

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

Laboratory work forms a very important part of the Materials 2 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 course should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the factors influencing material failure and be able to design to avoid failure.
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  • Predict mechanical properties of composite materials including Young’s Modulus and strength from their constituents, understanding the limitations of models used.
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  • Apply knowledge of the processes involved and influence of phase transformations in materials to processing of materials.
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  • Describe the major reactions that occur during extraction metallurgy.
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  • Apply knowledge of the mobility of dislocations within metals at an advanced level to be able to engineer material properties.
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  • Use common notation for describing ceramic and composite laminates.
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  • Apply bond theory to explain the behaviour of simple electronic devices.
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This paper facilitates the development of technical writing, an important competency expected of a scientist and engineer. 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. Laboratories
2. Test
16 Aug 2019
1:00 PM
3. 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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Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, William D. Callister, John Wiley & Sons Inc. Available in Bennetts Book Shop.
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Online Support

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Handouts for this paper will be available on Moodle for downloading as confirmed by the lecturer/s concerned. It will also be assumed that students check e-mail at the address recorded in Moodle at least once per day. 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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The expected workload for this paper

Contact Hours

Number of hours for laboratory - 12 hrs
Number of hours for lecture - 34 hrs

Non – Contact Hours (this may vary for each individual student)

Number of hours for lab reports - 9 hrs
Number of hours for test preparation - 30 hrs
Exam preparation - 65 hrs

Total - 150
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisites: ENGMP211 or ENMP211




Restricted papers: ENMP311

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