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SEM111 - Engineering Materials 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

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

Nolene Byrne (Trimester 2), Junior Nomani (Trimester 3)

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 compulsory 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 mandatory 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 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 the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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