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EG2010 - Materials Science and Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

A knowledge of common materials science and engineering for structural, electrical, magnetic, optical engineering, and biomedical applications: Properties of materials and microstructures; nature of metal and alloys (equilibrium diagrams and the iron-carbon system; ferrous metals and alloys; non-ferrous metals and alloys; heat treatment); ceramic materials (ceramics and glasses, forming of ceramics, structure and defects in ceramics); polymer processing; composites; biomedical materials; nanomaterials; and materials selection.

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain common materials knowledge including microstructure, processing, properties and applications;
  • Understanding general principles for materials selection.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Ling Yin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Ling Yin, Assoc. Professor Bobby Mathan.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.