Materials and Process Engineering (2018)

The Materials and Process Engineering programme covers a wide range of skills and contains two engineering disciplines that overlap in many areas. The materials engineer makes critical decisions in selecting the best materials for a particular function; the process engineer makes critical decisions in the processes and utilities required to manufacture the product. For example, materials engineering involves understanding the properties and uses of wood and steel, designing and constructing new filters for sewage treatment, and providing new materials for the energy industry. Process engineering include converting trees into paper and fibre board, iron sand into steel, effluent into drinkable water, and gas into electricity.

Materials and Process Engineering is available as a specified programme for the BE(Hons).

To complete the specified programme in Materials and Process Engineering, students must follow the following programme.


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  • Year 1

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CHEMY102Chemical Reactivity18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Secondary School - Unistart)
    A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as C# and Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers within the School of Engineering.
    ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics.
    ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering18B (Hamilton)
    Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce...
    ENGEN170Engineering and Society18B (Hamilton)
    Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability.
    ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering18A (Hamilton)
    Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
    ENGEN183Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    A study of introductory statistics and the fundamental techniques of algebra including Gaussian elimination, vector and matrix algebra, complex numbers, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as basic statistical notions and tools, with engineering applications.
    ENGEN184Calculus for Engineers18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    A study of the fundamental techniques of calculus, including differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable, with engineering applications.
  • Year 2

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGCB223Fluid Mechanics18B (Hamilton)
    Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and ducts, flow over bodies, and compressible flow.
    ENGCB224Heat and Mass Transfer18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered.
    ENGCB280Process Engineering Design 118B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools.
    ENGEN201Engineering Mathematics 218B (Hamilton)
    Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to partial differential equations. Fourier series.
    ENGEN270Engineering Professional Practice 118A (Hamilton)
    Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures.
    ENGEN271Industry Placement 118C (Hamilton)
    First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
    ENGME221Engineering Thermodynamics18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines.
    ENGMP211Materials 118A (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
    ENGMP213Mechanics of Materials 118A (Hamilton)
    Stress and failure analysis of statically determinant and material systems under axial, bending and torsional loads, including beam deflections, buckling of struts, shear in joints, twisting in circular shafts and couplings.
  • Year 3

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGG372Engineering Work Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
    ENGG379Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience18A (Hamilton)
    Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering.
    ENGG386Engineering Modelling18A (Hamilton)
    Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems.
    ENMP301Special Topics in Technology18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18S (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical, literature or experimental investigation of a technological topic, supervised by a member of staff.
    ENMP311Materials 218B (Hamilton)
    This paper advances knowledge presented in ENMP211 on structure, property, processing relationships fundamental to materials science and engineering. This paper includes microstructure modification, new materials and applications.
    ENMP313Mechanics of Materials 218A (Hamilton)
    The scientific principles and relationships underlying mechanics and performance of materials. This paper covers stress and strain transformations, failure criteria, deflections and angle of twist, stress in bending fatigue and materials testing.
    ENMP321Process Engineering and Design18B (Hamilton)
    Advanced design and process technology for chemical, mineral, biological products and food processing. The principles of chemical and biological engineering, including designing production systems, process simulation, process economics, equipment design and separation technology.
    ENMP323Transport Processes and Unit Operations18A (Hamilton)
    Application of heat and mass transport processes to common industrial equipment analysis, design and operation.
  • Year 4

    Students must take the following papers and a further 10 points at 200 level or above.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGG381Engineering Statistics18A (Hamilton)
    Aimed specifically at Engineering students, this paper covers statistical models, experimentation for quality design and control, process measurement and improvement, statistical process control and capability, and reliability.
    ENGG492Honours Research and Management Project18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    An engineering research and development project, including design philosophy, market requirements, specifications, design and analysis, component and materials selection, prototype development, documentation, quality and failure analysis, standards and codes, IP protection, and project planning and management.
    ENMP411Advanced Materials Engineering18A (Hamilton)
    An advanced study of the relationships between processing and microstructure of engineering materials. Sub-topics include solidification, ceramic processing, joining and repairs of composite materials and powder metallurgy.
    ENMP422Advanced Process Simulation and Control18A (Hamilton)
    Process dynamics, simulation and control and modern control systems, including open and closed loop, linear and non-linear systems, PID control, stability and tuning. It includes process simulation with commercial software packages.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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