Subject MCEN90014 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures, 10 hours of tutorials, and 6 hours of laboratory
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Prerequisite for this subject is -
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: 436285 Engineering Design & Materials 1
436286 Engineering Design & Materials 2
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit



Prof Kenong Xia

Subject Overview: This subject introduces the concept of microstructure and explores its relationship with processing and properties in the context of basic types of engineering materials and their applications. Topics covered include: diffusion, phase equilibrium and diagrams, phase transformation, metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites, surface properties, and selected non-mechanical properties.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this subject students should be able to:

• Perform analysis of equilibrium phase diagrams and use transformation diagrams to deduce microstructures resulting from specific heat treatments.
• Relate processing, microstructure and properties.
• Describe various engineering materials and their application areas.
Assessment: One three-hour end of semester written examination (80%), and 2 laboratory sessions (20%) during the semester with reports (totaling not more than 4000 words) due throughout the semester.
Attendance at the labs and submission of written lab reports as required in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Materials Science and Engineering – an Introduction by W. D. Callister, Jr.
Recommended Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals

  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution

  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance

  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Mechanical Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)

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