SEJ751 - Materials Performance and Durability


2023 unit information

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




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.


Materials used in industrialised economies amounts to staggering quantities, from constructing critical infrastructures such as bridges, pipelines, electrical towers, petrochemical and desalination plants to producing essential products such as aircraft, automobiles and ships. Manufacturing today is addictively dependant on continuous flows of materials and energy. The resource bases from which they are drawn is large, but finite. One of the most significant challenges for future generation of engineers and scientists will be find ways to improve material performance and durability in order to ensure the safety of engineering structures and minimise wasteful use of our natural resources. In SEJ751 you will develop essential skills for performance and durability assessment of materials. These skills are essential for understanding the impact material selection can have on the environment. You will solve real-life industry issues on the reliability, durability, sustainability and maintenance of engineering materials and infrastructure.

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