Materials Science focuses on understanding the intrinsic structure of a material and the control of its structure through processing. It studies the relationship of the engineering properties of the three main classes of materials (metals, polymers and ceramics) as well as composites and semiconductors.
Materials Science is available as a major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech). Materials Science may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Materials Science as a single major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Materials Science, including CHEMY101, ENGEN112, CHEMY204, ENGME280, ENGMP211, 15 points from either CHEMY201 or CHEMY203, ENGMP311, ENGMP312 and 15 points from either CHEMY301, CHEMY303 or CHEMY304.
To complete Materials Science as part of a double major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from the papers listed for Materials Science, including CHEMY101, ENGEN112, CHEMY204, ENGME280, ENGMP211, 15 points from either CHEMY201 or CHEMY203 and 30 points from ENGMP311, ENGMP312, CHEMY301, CHEMY303 or CHEMY304.
To complete a minor in Materials Science, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Materials Science major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, and including ENGEN112, ENGEN180, ENGMP211 and ENGMP311.
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|CHEMY101||Structure and Spectroscopy||18A (Hamilton), 18A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 18C (Hamilton)|
|A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.|
|ENGEN112||Materials Science and Engineering||18B (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...|
|ENGEN180||Foundations of Engineering||18A (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.|
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|CHEMY201||Organic Chemistry||18B (Hamilton)|
|This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of carbonyl groups and multiple electrophilic substitutions of aromatic rings; an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry.|
|CHEMY203||Inorganic Chemistry||18A (Hamilton)|
|This paper covers aspects of inorganic chemistry including structure and reactivity of the main-group elements; point-group symmetry; molecular orbital, crystal field theories; transition metal coordination complexes.|
|CHEMY204||Analytical Chemistry||18A (Hamilton)|
|This paper covers aspects of analytical chemistry including characterisation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass-spectrometry (MS); qualitative and quantitative analysis of mixtures using gas chromatography (GC) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)|
|ENGME280||Design and Manufacturing 1||18B (Hamilton)|
|This paper covers the fundamentals of engineering design and manufacture.|
|ENGMP211||Materials 1||18A (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.|