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AMME1362: Materials 1 (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AMME1362: Materials 1 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Prof. Liao , Xiaozhou
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: CIVL2110 OR AMME2302.
Brief Handbook Description: AMME1362/9302 is an introductory course in engineering materials. The unit aims to develop students' understanding of the structures, mechanical properties and manufacture of a range of engineering materials as well as how the mechanical properties relate to microstructure and forming and treatment methods. The unit has no prerequisite subject and is therefore intended for those with little or no previous background in engineering materials. However the unit does require students to take a significant degree of independent responsibility for developing their own background knowledge of materials and their properties. The electrical, magnetic, thermal and optical properties of materials are a critical need-to-know area where students are expected to do most of their learning by independent study.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr No, Young
Prof. Liao , Xiaozhou
Timetable: AMME1362 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 3 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 12
3 Laboratory 3.00 1 1
4 Independent Study 5.00 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: In tutorial classes students will work through the allocated problems, seeking assistance from the tutor as required.

Three quizzes will be held in lectures on Wednesday in weeks 5, 9 and 13 to assess if students have understood important learning contents that they learnt in previous lectures.

Some tutorial classes will be devoted to student group seminars. Tutors will do their best to organize students with common interest into the same groups.

Attendance of tutorial classes is compulsory. Students are also expected to complete pre-tutorial tasks. Tutorials begin in week 2.

Laboratory: Laboratories will be held from week 3, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2 pm to 5 pm. Each student is required to attend only once during the semester for the Mechanical Property Laboratory. Specific dates are allocated by the Timetabling Unit. Attendance is compulsory. Non-attendance will result in a fail in this Unit of Study.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1)
1. To be able to communicate effectively materials science and engineering issues in oral and/or written presentations.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2)
2. To be able to describe, in relatively simple terms, the manufacture of metals, ceramics, and polymers and the effect of manufacturing process on properties, and the significance of this in terms of engineering design and applications.
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
3. To be able to describe, in relatively simple terms, the crystal structure and associated crystal imperfections of materials, electron microscopic techniques for materials structural characterization, describing theoretically, schematically, and mathematically
4. To be able to describe, in relatively simple terms, the process of solid state diffusion in materials, describing theoretically, schematically, and mathematically.
5. To be able to describe the main mechanical properties of materials, how to test for each, and how to analysis and calculate the results of a test.
6. To understand the basics of binary phase diagrams and to be able to use them in describing and measuring the effects of heat treatment on microstructure. The significance of metastability will be a key focus, particularly in relation to metallurgy
7. To understand the basics of corrosion and degradation of materials and some corrosion prevention methods
8. To understand the basics of electrical, magnetic, thermal, and optical properties of materials and be able to describe them theoretically and schematically.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Quiz No 21.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
2 Lab Report No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 5,
3 Seminar Presentation Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1,
4 Seminar Report Yes 10.00 Week 9 1,
5 Final Exam No 49.00 Exam Period 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8,
Assessment Description: Quiz: 3 quizzes (45 minutes each) on Wednesday in weeks 5, 9, and 13.

Final Exam: Exam (Individual, written assessment of entire course)

Lab Report: Report on Mechanical Properties Laboratory Session. Due 2 weeks after attending.

Presentation/Seminar: Group seminar (worth 10%) + written report (worth 10%). Report is due at 5 pm on Friday week 9.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Online Course Content: Lecture notes will be available in the course web site before lectures
Note on Resources: In conjunction with the textbook, extra supplementary notes will also be available in the course web site before the lectures.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction to Materials (Chapter 1)
Mechanical Properties of Metals: Stress and Strain (Chapter 6)
Mechanical Properties of Metals: Elastic and Plastic Deformation (Chapter 6)
Week 2 Mechanical Properties of Metals: Toughness and Ductility (Chapter 6)
Failure: Ductile and Brittle Fracture and Fatigue (Chapter 8)
Structure of Crystalline Solids: Unit Cells and Crystal Parameters (Chapter 3)
Week 3 Structure of Crystalline Solids: Metallic Crystals (Chapter 3)
Structure of Crystalline Solids: Indexing Crystals (Chapter 3)
Imperfections in Solids: Point and Linear Defects (Chapter 4)
Week 4 Imperfections in Solids: Planar and Volume Defects (Chapter 4)
Dislocations and Mechanisms of Plastic Deformation (Chapter 7)
Strategies for Materials Strengthening (Chapter 7)
Week 5 Quiz 1 (Chapters 3, 4 and 6)
Phase Diagrams: Definitions and Basic Concepts (Chapter 9)
Phase Diagrams: Binary Phase Diagrams (Chapter 9)
Week 6 Phase Diagrams: Binary Phase Diagrams (Chapter 9)
Phase Diagrams: The Iron–Carbon System (Chapter 9)
Metals: Solidification and Phase Transformation (Chapter 10)
Week 7 Metals: Fe-C Alloys (Chapter 10)
Applications and Processing of Metals: Ferrous Metals (Chapter 11)
Applications and Processing of Metals: Nonferrous Metals (Chapter 11)
Week 8 Ceramics: Structures (Chapter 12)
Ceramics: Mechanical Properties (Chapter 12)
Ceramics: Types and Applications (Chapter 13)
Week 9 Quiz 2 (Chapters 7, 9 -- 11)
Ceramics: Fabrication and Processing (Chapter 13)
Polymers: Structures (Chapters 14 and 15)
Assessment Due: Seminar Report
Week 10 Polymers: Mechanical Behaviours and Strengthening (Chapters 14 and 15)
Polymers: Synthesis and Processing (Chapters 14 and 15)
Composites (Chapter 16)
Week 11 Composites (Chapter 16)
Composites (Chapter 16)
Microscopy techniques
Week 12 Microscopy techniques
Corrosion & Degradation (Chapter 17)
Corrosion & Degradation (Chapter 17)
Week 13 Quiz 3 (Chapters 12 -- 16)
Physical Properties (Chapters 18–21)
Physical Properties (Chapters 18–21)
Exam Period Final Exam
Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical / Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical (till 2014) 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Law 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Arts 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2014
Biomedical - Chemical and Biomolecular Major 2014, 2015
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2014
Biomedical - Information Technology Major 2014, 2015
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2014, 2015
Biomedical - Mechatronics Major 2014, 2015
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Aeronautical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical (Space) 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Arts 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Law 2015
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Biomedical /Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2015
Biomedical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science(Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical (Space) 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Arts 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Science 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Law 2015
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechatronic 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic (Space) 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Arts 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Commerce 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Science 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Law 2015
Mechanical (till 2014) 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Arts 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Law 2014
Mechanical (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Mechatronic (till 2014) 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Arts 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Commerce 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2014
Mechatronic (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Arts 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Law 2014
Biomedical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Commerce 2015, 2014
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Medical Science 2015, 2014
Mechanical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year Program: STREAM A 2015, 2014
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Arts 2015, 2014
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Project Management 2015
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2015, 2014

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1) No 0%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1) No 25%
(4) Design (Level 1) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1) No 0%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2) No 12.37%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) No 62.64%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.