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SEM329 - Materials Selection and Performance

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Mike Yongjung Tan

Prerequisite:

SEM212 and SEM223

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SEM413

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.  Compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 8.   Typically Waurn Ponds (Geelong) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester and Cloud (online) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on a single scheduled day during Week 8.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  1. Materials selection and its impacts on the environment: Material related eco-issues, materials embodied energy and carbon footprint, life-cycle assessment and the environment and eco-informed material choice.
  2.  Environmental effects on materials performance and selection: Corrosion and materials degradation, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue and corrosive wear, corrosion control techniques, failure analysis, prevention and control.
  3. Case studies and projects using materials performance index and materials selection tools.

Assessment

Three assignments (20% each) 60%, design project (consisting of literature study, engineering design, and other required project work components) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 8.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3588$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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