In this unit you will explore the application of material science in manufacturing. This will include practicals where you examine the physical properties and characteristics of traditional and contemporary materials including metals, polymers and composites. There is also a focus on learning fabrication principles, approaches, tool sets, skills and standards required for specific materials. By engaging in practical activities and conducting research, you will investigate material properties for informing equipment design and fabrication decisions. Overall, the unit enables you to learn how material performance and life cycles can be managed in the context of environmental sustainability, innovation, and the circular economy. There will also be experiences that allow you to gain insights into how material sciences are applied, including case studies, a site visit and industry interactions.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry
|Unit name||Material Science|
|Coordinator||Mr Simon Little|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the properties and characteristics of traditional and contemporary materials used in manufacturing
- Use skills and knowledge of material science to inform fabrication decision-making
- Describe sustainable, adaptive and/or innovative approaches to manage material life cycle and utilisation in practice
- Use material science tools and techniques for equipment design
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Burnie students: fornightly evening workshops
|Assessment||AT1: Material Testing (20%)|AT2: Material Application (40%)|AT3: Material selection (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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