Mechanical Materials

DE5306

The purpose of the online course will equip you with the knowledge to gain an understanding of the characteristics and properties of common engineering materials and elements of biology and chemistry relevant to mechanical and process engineering.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    2024
    $801 NZ Domestic
    2025
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2024 Offerings
    Feb - 28 May 2024
    Jun - 24 Sep 2024
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

The course will cover the following:

  • Characteristics and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, iron-carbon diagram, steels, cast iron, ferrous alloys, cold and hot working
  • Other materials such as ceramics, plastics, composites, timber and concrete
  • Material testing, physical properties, tensile, compressive, fatigue, and NDT testing to relevant standards.
  • Heat treatment processes and effects
  • Surface hardening processes
  • Surface coatings
  • Fibre reinforced composites, types of materials, types of reinforcements
  • Selection of materials for engineering applications

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic materials science chemistry
  • Describe and test properties of materials used in mechanical engineering
  • Describe and specify methods to change engineering material properties
  • Determine and apply selection criteria for engineering materials
  • Identify and explain likely causes of material failure

Course Update

This course replaced DE4303 – Material Properties; completion of DE4303 – Material Properties will fulfil the same prerequisite requirements as DE5306 – Mechanical Materials.

Assessment

  • Assignment 30%
  • Laboratory (Practical) 20 %
  • Examination 50%

For information on examinations, including a full list of exam times see our examination information:

Examination information

Assessments for this course include an examination that you need to attend in-person.

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Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    2024
    $801 NZ Domestic
    2025
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2024 Offerings
    Feb - 28 May 2024
    Jun - 24 Sep 2024
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying