Courses & Units

Materials Technology JEE125


Engineers are required to work with many different materials in their professional lives. This unit is designed therefore to provide students with the level of knowledge required to understand the science of materials and their diverse role in engineering applications. Materials Technology JEE125 provides a theoretical and practical survey of ferrous metals, polymers and composites, and through these materials the link between structure, processing and properties. Each of the five learning outcomes for this unit are achieved by integrating theory and concepts with laboratory and project work. Emphasis is placed on actual case histories of material performance in practice, and the analysis of the causes of failure. The basic knowledge gained in this unit can be used as a foundation to be built upon in later stages of the Engineering Degree program.


Unit name Materials Technology
Unit code JEE125
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Mr Thomas Mitchell Ferguson
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Characterise engineering materials using industry standard parameters
  • Identify treatments and processes that alter the performance of common maritime engineering materials
  • Develop material testing procedures to determine the mechanical properties of common maritime engineering materials
  • Analyse the difference between literature and physical measurements of material properties to inform material use in maritime structures

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030903 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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