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ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers
Materials for Engineers
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Unit Profile Correction added on 17-04-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to an online test. Please see your Moodle site for details of this assessment.

General Information

Overview

ENEG11008 - Materials for Engineers introduces you to the essential knowledge of materials science and the ways in which engineers understand, select and use materials and processes for engineering applications. In this unit you will gain knowledge of specific materials, their microstructure and its effect on the material properties. You will learn how to identify and explain the properties of engineering materials and processes and how to classify these materials. You will also learn how to select engineering materials and processes for a given application, as well as conduct material tests and report on their results. Throughout this unit you will develop team-work, research and communication skills. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory residential school.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
4. Online Test
Weighting: 20%
5. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit evaluation and private communication

Feedback

Some students felt that this unit requires good math skills.

Recommendation

While calculus will still be discussed, it will not be part of the assessment.

Feedback from Unit evaluation

Feedback

The lectures were commended by many students on real-life examples and case studies.

Recommendation

The lecturer will strive to provide more case studies and examples from daily life.

Feedback from Unit evaluation and private communication

Feedback

Some students struggled with the group assignment in terms of collaborating with their peers.

Recommendation

The lecturer will focus not only on the outcomes of the group assignment but also on facilitating the process of completing the group assignment.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain the properties and processing techniques of engineering materials to classify them
  2. Describe how the physical mechanisms that dictate material properties are affected by the internal-structure of materials
  3. Explain how processing methods can be used to optimise the structure of materials for the desired material properties
  4. Work both individually and collaboratively in a team to produce quality outputs
  5. Conduct material tests in accordance with international standards and prepare the corresponding reports
  6. Research and apply engineering standards, practices and material optimisation and constraints.

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 10%
4 - Online Test - 20%
5 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 10%
4 - Online Test - 20%
5 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Materials Science and Engineering 10th (2019)

Authors: William D. Callister, Jr. and David G. Rethwisch
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Hoboken Hoboken , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9781119563334
Binding: eBook
Supplementary

Materials selection in mechanical design 3rd (2012)

Authors: Ashby, M. F.
Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
Amsterdam Amsterdam , Netherland
ISBN: 0750661682
Binding: eBook

Additional Textbook Information

The prescribed and supplementary books are available online through CQU library's website. If preferred, paper copies can still be purchased from the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Jay Sul Unit Coordinator
j.sul@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

  • Introduction to the unit and information session
  • Introduction to materials science and engineering
  • Materials classification and their characteristics

Chapter

  • Chapter 1: 1.2 - 1.6
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Group selection for laboratory work and group assignment
Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

  • Microstructural aspects of engineering materials: bonding
  • Microstructural aspects of engineering materials: crystal structures

Chapter

  • Chapter 2: 2.1 - 2.7
  • Chapter 3: 3.1 - 3.5, 3.7 & 3.13 - 3.15
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Group selection for laboratory work and group assignment due
Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • International standards for materials testing

Chapter

  • Chapter 6: 6.1 - 6.3, 6.5 - 6.7 & 6.10
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Online test #1
Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

  • Principles of materials selection and materials selection process
  • Introduction to CES/EduPack
  • Examples and case studies

Chapter

  • Unit Moodle page and lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lab #1 for on-campus students
  • Residential school for mixed-mode students. If you are attending the ENEG11005 residential school, you will complete ENEG11008 labs on Friday (3 Apr). If you are attending ENAG11008 residential school, you will complete ENEG11008 labs on Thursday (2 Apr).
Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

  • Microstructural aspects of engineering materials: Imperfection in solids
  • Dislocations and strengthening mechanisms
  • Applications and processing

Chapter

  • Chapter 4: 4.1 - 4.4
  • Chapter 7: 7.1 - 7.4, 7.6 & 7.8 - 7.13
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

  • Failure of engineering materials: ductile and brittle failure
  • Examples and case studies

Chapter

  • Chapter 8: 8.1 - 8.6
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Online test #2

Lab Worksheet#1 Due: Week 6 Friday (24 Apr 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

  • Microstructural aspects of engineering materials: Diffusion in solids
  • Fick's first law
  • Fick's second law

Chapter

  • Chapter 5: 5.1 - 5.3 & 5.5
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

  • Phase diagram and phase transformations
  • Alteration of mechanical properties

Chapter

  • Chapter 9: 9.1 - 9.13, 9.6 - 9.12, 9.18
  • Chapter 10: 10.5, 10.7
  • Chapter 11: 11.1 - 11.3
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lab #2 for on-campus students

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

  • Thermal properties of materials
  • Electrical and magnetic properties of materials
  • Semi-conductors

Chapter

  • Chapter 18: 18.2, 18.3, 18.7, 18.8, 18.11, 18.13, 18.15, 18.18
  • Chapter 19: 19.1 - 19.5
  • Chapter 20: 20.2, 20.7, 20.9 & 20.11
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Online test #3
Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

  • Non-metallic materials: ceramic, polymers and composites

Chapter

  • Tutorial materials
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lab worksheet#2 Due: Week 10 Friday (22 May 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

  • Materials in civil engineering

Chapter

  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

  • Corrosion and degradation of materials
  • Unit review and tips on preparing for the final exam

Chapter

  • Chapter 17: 17.2 - 17.10
  • Lecture note

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Online test #4

Materials selection process report Due: Week 12 Friday (5 June 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Lab Worksheet#1

Task Description

This assessment pertains to completion of tasks specified in the lab worksheet template provided in Moodle. Tensile and hardness testings on metals will be carried out as a group. You will attend the prescribed laboratory session, participate in the activity, perform experiments, collect data and then carry out some tasks based on the experimental activity. You, as an individual, will be required to fill the lab worksheet template for the tensile and hardness testings.



Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (24 Apr 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (8 May 2020)

Marks for mixed-mode students will be available in Week 10.


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

Each of the tasks given in the lab worksheet template will be assessed for

  • Accurate results
  • Accurate plots with correct axis titles and legends
  • Use of correct units and significant figures
  • Reasonable discussions with supporting references


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit one lab worksheet in PDF using the link provided in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe how the physical mechanisms that dictate material properties are affected by the internal-structure of materials
  • Work both individually and collaboratively in a team to produce quality outputs
  • Conduct material tests in accordance with international standards and prepare the corresponding reports


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Materials selection process report

Task Description

Your task, as a group, is to analyse an engineering design of your interest and suggest an alternative material(s) to improve its design for any purpose (e.g. process and/or manufacturing cost, performance, better user and environmental friendliness, improve safety, improved operation condition, etc.).

Your approach to this task should include (but not limited to):

  • Choose an engineering design of your interest. This can be ANYTHING that is composed of materials. It can range from a small and simple object, such as a ballpoint pen or a bicycle, to a complex engineering structure, such as a spaceship or modern building
  • Investigate the chosen application to identify materials used and select a material (up to two) that has more room to improve
  • Analyse the material(s) to identify its design requirements as per the following criteria: Function- What does the component do?, Constraints- What non-negotiable conditions must be met? What are negotiable?, Objective- What is to be maximised or minimised?, and Free variables- What parameters of the problem is the designer free to change?
  • Look for possible alternatives and eliminate those that cannot meet the criteria set earlier
  • Rank the short-listed materials after screening
  • Further investigation into the top-ranked material to support
  • Report your findings and the rationale behind your objectives and detail the procedures


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (5 June 2020) 11:59 pm AEST

Only one submission is required from each group.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (19 June 2020)


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

Your group report will be assessed on each of the key sections, including the introduction and background, methods and results, discussions and conclusions. Marks are also awarded based on peer-assessment for your contribution and the general presentation of the report.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
The length of the report must not exceed 15 pages, including EVERYTHING. The report will be submitted in PDF through the link provided in Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Work both individually and collaboratively in a team to produce quality outputs
  • Research and apply engineering standards, practices and material optimisation and constraints.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Lab worksheet#2

Task Description

This assessment pertains to the completion and submission of a laboratory worksheet. Three laboratory activities will be carried out as a group: Impact test, ductility & brittleness test and examination of the microstructure of cast irons. You will attend the prescribed laboratory session, participate in the activity, perform experiments, collect data and then carry out some tasks based on the experimental activity. You, as an individual, will be required to fill the lab worksheet that will be provided on the unit Moodle site for these three laboratory activities.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (22 May 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (5 June 2020)


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

Each of the tasks given in the lab worksheet template will be assessed for

  • Accurate results
  • Accurate plots with correct axis titles and legends
  • Use of correct units and significant figures
  • Reasonable discussions with supporting references


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
This lab worksheet must NOT exceed 7 pages. You will submit it to the submission link provided in Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Conduct material tests in accordance with international standards and prepare the corresponding reports
  • Research and apply engineering standards, practices and material optimisation and constraints.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

4 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

The assessment consists of four tri-weekly online tests which can be accessed via the unit's Moodle site. A set of multiple choice, short answer, drag-and-drop, and calculation questions is assigned every three weeks (viz. weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12). Each online test will cover the contents in the previous two weeks and the corresponding week (i.e. Online test 1 covers the contents in weeks 1 to 3).

Each online test will remain open from Wednesday in the testing weeks until midnight Sunday in the following weeks so that you can take the online tests whenever you are available and ready. You will be given two attempts and the highest mark of two attempts will be registered in Moodle Grade. There will be a time limit of an hour for 12 questions for each test. Once started, it cannot be paused and it will become inaccessible after its closure. There is no restriction on the test venue and materials. However, you are strongly recommended to prepare for the tests due to their time limit.


Assessment Due Date

This assessment is a set of tri-weekly tests held in weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12. This is an individual task.


Return Date to Students

The mark for each test will be available immediately after each test has ended.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50% of total 20 marks of this assessment

Assessment Criteria

  • The total marks of each of four online test will be scaled to out of 5 marks for the unit total.
  • Numerical answers must be entered 3 significant figures, and there is no harm in entering answers to 4 significant figures. An answer of 0.1467 has 4 significant figures.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
This online test contains the lecture materials in two previous weeks and the current week. You will be able to check your marks immediately after the deadline has passed. The total marks of this online test will be scaled to out of 5 marks for the unit total. Numerical answers must be entered to 3 significant figures, and there is no harm in entering answers to 4 significant figures. An answer of 0.1467 has 4 significant figures. Choose your answer and select 'NEXT PAGE' to move to the next question or use the 'QUIZ NAVIGATION' block on the left to navigate the questions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify and explain the properties and processing techniques of engineering materials to classify them
  • Explain how processing methods can be used to optimise the structure of materials for the desired material properties


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
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