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SEM111 - Engineering Materials 1

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2017

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Junior Nomani

Prerequisite:VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent
Incompatible with:

SEJ102 and SEJ103

Contact hours:

Campus: Weeks 1 – 8: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Week 8 – 11: online elective module. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit covers the main classes of materials, their basic structure and the way in which the structure determines their mechanical and functional properties.  Case-studies will be used to highlight the basis for selecting a material and how the structure can be manipulated to improve performance in specific applications. The unit will also introduce students to research processes through independent learning activities associated with engineering materials.


Design-based assignment 25%, literature research assignment 25%, examination 50%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination and a mark of at least 40% in the literature research assignment.

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