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MECH5305: Smart Materials (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: MECH5305: Smart Materials (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Professor Ye, Lin
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: (AMME9301 OR AMME2301) AND (AMME9302 OR AMME2302 OR AMME1362).
Brief Handbook Description: Develop an essential understanding of structure-property relationship of smart materials, as well as their applications in practical applications; develop student's capability to design functional structures using smart materials; and provide students an opportunity to learn the new knowledge through project approaches.
Assumed Knowledge: Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: atomic and crystal structures, metallurgy, structure-property relationship, mechanics of engineering materials, solid mechanics.
Additional Notes: The UoS covers the key knowledge of most smart materials such as dielectric, piezoelectric, magneto-electric and shape memory materials. Each student participates in a couple of group projects relevant to characterization of structure-property relationship of functional structures with desired performance. Under the guidance of the supervisor, the student will learn how to develop a proposal, how to do the project investigation and how to prepare and carry out the technical communications (writing and oral). In any of these scenarios, the student is directly responsible for the progress and quality of the results. At the end of the semester, the student is required to submit a written project report and to give a seminar presenting the aims and achievements of the project.
Lecturer/s: Professor Ye, Lin
Timetable: MECH5305 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 13
3 Laboratory 3.00 1 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: 1 hour tutorial per week

Laboratory: 3 hour group lab session per week

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.

Unassigned Outcomes
1. Ability to design and construct simple functional structures using smart materials
2. Ability to describe and characterize mechanical behaviour of smart materials
3. Ability to characterize interaction between smart materials and simple structures in actuation and sensing
4. Ability to describe and characterize novel functions of smart materials using structure-property relationships
5. Presentation and demonstration of functions of smart structures
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Presentation/Seminar No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
2 Quizzes (week 8 and week 13) No 45.00 Week 8 1, 2, 3, 4,
3 Report Yes 15.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4,
4 Group Presentation Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
5 Assignment No 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assessment Description: Presentation/Seminar: Presentation on a research paper after intensive studies

Quiz: In-class assessment

Report: Final group project report

Assignment: Assignments

Presentation/Seminar (group): Presentations on project progresses and results
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.

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 Lecture
Week 2 Lecture & tutorial
Week 3 Lecture & tutorial
Week 4 Lecture & tutorial
Week 5 Lecture & tutorial
Week 6 Project work and laboratory
Week 7 Project work and laboratory
Week 8 Project work and laboratory
Assessment Due: Quizzes (week 8 and week 13)
Week 9 Project presentation and discussion
Week 10 Project work and laboratory
Week 11 Project presentation and discussion
Week 12 Project work and laboratory
Week 13 Project presentation and discussion
Assessment Due: Report

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 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 / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science(Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering (Mechanical) 2011, 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Aerospace) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Mechanical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Medical Science 2016, 2017

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3) No 0%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 3) No 0%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3) No 0%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 5) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 5) No 0%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 5) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 0%

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.