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Area/Catalogue
RENG 1006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170255

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

This course has not been
timetabled for 2020.

Course aim

To provide students with an introduction to the relationships between the structure of a material and its properties, processing and usage, an understanding of the contribution of chemistry to engineering, and the role of chemistry in environmental aspects of engineering.

Course content

The course will introduce students to the properties, testing, performance, manufacture and selection of materials in engineering. The course covers the structure and properties of materials, and examines the atomic structure, bonding, micro and macro structures and crystals. It explores the mechanical, electrical, magnetic, and physical properties of materials and investigates the types, properties and strengthening mechanisms of metals and alloys. Additionally, the types and characteristics of polymers, ceramics and composites are studied.

Textbooks

William D. Callister and David G. Rethwisch 2018, Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 10th, John Wiley & Sons, New York USA

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 50% N/A
Portfolio 2000 words equivalent 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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