|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject aims to provide knowledge about construction materials, their properties, manufacturing processes and key issues associated with their applications in structural engineering. The subject also introduces the relationships between the structure of a material and its properties.
This subject must be taken early in the progression of training to be an engineer as it is a prerequisite of structural design subjects, and contributes valuable insights into the role of materials in other disciplines of engineering such as geotechnical engineering. It partners with ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics to build a student's understanding of the way objects behave when load or deformations are applied to them.
The subject is divided into three components: materials science; construction materials; and, mechanics of materials. In the material science component; basic concepts on inter-atomic bonding, microstructure of solids and generic material properties related to density, deformation, yield, ductility, fracture, toughness, susceptibility to corrosion and fatigue are introduced. In the construction materials component; the engineering applications of structural and light-gauge steel, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, fibre-glass and composites are covered. In the mechanics component; the basic concepts of stress-strain compatibility, composite actions, the concept of shear stress flow, basic two-dimensional stress analysis, strength and ductility and arching actions are covered.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO) / SUBJECT OBJECTIVES
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Describe and interpret the phenomena of strength, deformation, ductility, failure mechanisms, fast fracture and fatigue as applied generically to all materials and be able to identify the key engineering implications with these phenomena
- Describe the key features in the manufacturing/production, quality control, engineering applications, performance and safety issues associated with the commonly used engineering materials including steel, concrete, masonry, timber, polymers and composites, and be able to identify their engineering implications
- Apply the concepts of stress-strain compatibility and complimentary shear stresses in achieving composite actions; identify realistic failure mechanisms in structures and make effective use of strength and ductility in engineering applications
- Identify key considerations including those of costs, practicality, sustainability and the environment, health and safety in making engineering decisions on the choice and application of materials
- Describe atomic and crystalline structures, molecular composition and its influence on the physical properties of materials.
- Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
- Understanding of social, cultural, global, and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development.
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
Learning in this subject will be assisted by completion of ONE of the following subjects:
For Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce students:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ENGR10003||Engineering Systems Design 2||
For Bachelor of Environments students:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
Or pre 2013 ENVS10003 Constructing Environments.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- One 2-hour examination (70%) end of semester. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 5 are addressed in the examination
- Ten weekly quizzes (10% in total - 1% per quiz) to highlight key points of the lectures. ILOs 1 to 5 are addressed in quizzes
- Three assignments totalling 1500 words, due early, mid and late semester (20%), requiring approximately 20-25 hours of work. ILOs 1 to 4 are addressed in assignment 1. ILO 5 is addressed in assignment 2. ILO 1 is addressed in assignment 3.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Coordinator Rackel San Nicolas Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 50 hours (Lectures: 3 hours per week; Tutorials: 12 hours per semester; Laboratory Session: 2 hours per semester) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Dr Rackel San Nicolas
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
- W.D. Callister Jr. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction. Wiley and Sons Inc.
- D.R. Askeland. The Science and Engineering of Materials. Chapman & Hall
- M.F. Ashby & D.R.H. Jones. Engineering Materials 1 & 2.
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject will be delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. In addition, students will undertake exercises to reinforce materials covered in the lectures.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to lecture slides and recommended reading materials. The subject LMS site also contains worked solutions for all tutorial problems.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Representatives of Galvanizers Association of Australia and other industry specialists will contribute to the teaching of the subject.
Note: This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Architectural Engineering Specialisation (formal) Civil Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Specialisation (formal) Civil with Business Specialisation (formal) Structural Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Informal specialisation Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects Major Engineering Systems Informal specialisation Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.