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Design and Application of Materials in Science and Engineering


6 Units of Credit

The design of materials for applications in industry and society including, for example, metallurgical, electronic, medical, packaging and transport. Microstructure and structure-property relationships of the main types of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites); micromechanisms of elastic and plastic deformation; fracture mechanisms for ductile and brittle materials, phase equilibria of alloys; microstructural control and application to commercial engineering materials. Information retrieval. Communication skills. Plant visits. Introductory materials laboratories. Application of fundamental learning to problem-solving.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


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