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SEM212 - Materials 2

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2018

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

Junior Nomani


SEM111 and SIT194


SEE010 or SEJ010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour online practical per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students may attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit will cover how materials fail and how we can select materials to avoid failure through an understanding of component geometry, loading conditions and the material properties.  The unit will address important mechanical failure types including yielding, creep, wear, corrosion, fatigue and fracture, as well as the important equations that describe their behaviour and the way micro-structures can be manipulated to improve performance in these instances.


Examination 50%, assignment 1 (Portfolio) 30%, assignment 2 (literature research) 20%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination.

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