ENME207-16S2 (C) Semester Two 2016

Materials Science and Engineering

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 11 July 2016
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2016
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 22 July 2016
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 7 October 2016


Fundamental relationships between structure, processing, physical properties and performance for metallic, ceramic, polymeric, composite and electronic materials.

The fundamental relations between structure, processing, properties and performance are introduced for all classes of engineering materials.  This course will lay the foundation for the proposed second professional year course ENME307 (Mechanical Behaviour of Materials).

Learning Outcomes

Students will understand:
 atomic, crystalline and microscopic structure of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.
 crystalline defects and diffusion
 mechanical properties and strengthening mechanisms
 metal forming
 thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations
 solidification processing of metal and plastics
 welding
 heat treatment
 fracture mechanisms and failure analysis
 corrosion
 properties other than mechanical (e.g., optical, magnetic, thermal but mainly electrical and electronic)
 materials selection


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry



Course Coordinator

Catherine Bishop


Milo Kral

Lab Technician

Kevin Stobbs

Weeks 1-2 lecturer will be Professor Kral
Weeks 3-12 lecturer will be Dr Bishop

Teaching Assistants:
Mr Shaun Mucalo, shaun.mucalo@pg.canterbury.ac.nz
Mr Oscar Torres, oscar.torresmatheus@pg.canterbury.ac.nz
Mr Ryan Wilkes, ryan.wilkes@pg.canterbury.ac.nz
Mr Anton Baranov, anton.baranov@pg.canterbury.ac.nz


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Homework 10% Weekly homework assignments
Quizzes 35% 6 quizzes, lowest score is discarded, remaining 5 worth 7% each
Laboratory assessments 20% 4 labs: 2 worksheets (2% each) and 2 full reports (8% each). Worksheets to be turned in at end of lab. Reports typically due at 5pm one week after the lab.
Final exam 35%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Callister WD, Rethwisch DG; Materials science and engineering: an introduction ; 9th; Hobocken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, 2014.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

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  • ENME207-16S2 (C) Semester Two 2016