ENME207-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Materials Science and Engineering

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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

Learning Outcomes

  • Washington Accord (V4) Summary of Graduate Attributes attained in this course:
     WA1 – Engineering Knowledge
     WA2 – Problem Analysis
     WA4 – Investigation

  • Course topics with Learning Outcomes (and Washington Accord (WA) and UC Graduate Attributes) identified.

    1. Atomic, crystalline and microscopic structure of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.
           1.1. Identify the major properties of the different classes of materials (metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, and electronic materials) (WA1)
    2. Crystalline defects and diffusion, Mechanical properties and strengthening mechanisms, Metal forming, Fracture mechanisms and failure analysis, Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations, Solidification processing of metal and plastics, Corrosion, Materials selection
           2.1. Recognize the interdependence of the structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials, and able to describe the important parameters that govern the relationships between these four categories (WA1)
    3. Laboratories
           3.1. Integrate fundamental materials science with laboratory synthesis and processing, as well as analysis of experimental data (WA2, WA4) (EIE3)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Catherine Bishop


Mark Staiger and Aaron Beardsley


For detailed course, policy, regulatory and integrity information, please refer to the UC web site, or see relevant Course or Department LEARN pages, (which are available to enrolled students).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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 .

All ENME207 Occurrences

  • ENME207-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024