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DE4303 – Material Properties

Module code
Module title
Material Properties
To develop an understanding of the characteristics and properties of common engineering materials relevant to mechanical and process engineering.
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.Demonstrate an understanding of basic materials science chemistry.
2.Describe and test properties of materials used in mechanical engineering.
3.Describe and specify methods to change engineering material properties.
4.Demonstrate an understanding of selection criteria for engineering materials.
5.Explain the likely causes of material failure.
Characteristics and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, iron-carbon diagram, steels, cast iron, ferrous alloys, cold and hot working.
Other materials such as ceramics, plastics, composites, timber and concrete
Material testing, physical properties, tensile, compressive, fatigue, and NDT testing to relevant standards.
Heat treatment processes and effects.
Surface hardening processes.
Surface coatings.
Fibre reinforced composites, types of materials, types of reinforcements.
Selection of materials for engineering applications.
Assessment Criteria
Assignments And Tests30
Laboratories 20

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