SEM725 - Materials for Additive Manufacturing


2021 unit information

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

Prerequisite for students enrolled in S462: Completion of 22 credit points



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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour studio per week, 1 x 2 hour practical laboratory per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2 hour online studio per week, 1 x 2 hour online practical laboratory per week (recorded).

Students have the option to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at
scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.


Materials for additive manufacturing are different to other manufacturing techniques in the way they are composed, characterised and formed. Engineers must adapt to changing material requirements and new opportunities. In SEM725, you will learn how to resolve the complexities involved in additive manufacturing material specification and justify material selection for application in specific contexts. You will need to respond to changing parameters such as sustainability drivers, emerging biomedical application and new composite innovations suitable for additive manufacturing. You will be able to compare, contrast and evaluate the parameters for material selection for specific applications such as industrial manufacturing, medical devices and sustainability targets.

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