Materials Engineering 2 - MSE 206
This course is designed to give students an introduction to common materials characterisation techniques, especially as a foundation for the laboratory work and case study later in the year. The course will cover the design and operation of the equipment, the information that can be gained from the different techniques, and the sample requirements.
The course is designed to provide the students with a firm foundation in heat transfer and mass transfer. This includes the physical extraction of fundamental basis in materials processing, mathematic expression of abstracted process, derivation of the equations and solutions, interpretation of theory, application of the knowledge to engineering and industrial productions. Examples are related to many fields of metallurgical and materials processing.
Materials Chemistry and Polymer Sciences - MSE 202
This course is designed to (i) give students a fundamental understanding of materials stability and the implications for corrosion and protection of engineering materials, (ii) develop students understanding of polymer synthesis, characterisation, structure and properties, and (iii) to develop an understanding of how macromolecules arrange themselves in polymer solids and how that arrangement affects the macroscopic properties. The module also covers how polymers are processed into useful products and how macroscopic properties can be controlled through processing. The course content follows on directly from the first year 102 and 104 courses and develops many of the concepts of thermodynamics, kinetics and polymers applied to materials systems.