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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details

Visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/

Websites

Faculty of Engineering

Location

Clayton

Materials engineering is all about making new materials and improving existing ones - making things stronger, lighter, more functional, sustainable and cost-effective. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in using, analysing and creating crystal structures; thermodynamics and phase equilibria; functional materials; polymers and ceramics; materials durability, characterisation and modelling; and processing and engineering of metals and ceramics.

Units

The course progression maps will assist you to plan course requirements to completion.

Levels 2, 3 and 4

C,D. Materials engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • MTE2541 Crystal structures, thermodynamics and phase equilibria
  • MTE2542 Microstructural development
  • MTE2544 Functional materials
  • MTE2545 Polymers and ceramics I
  • MTE2546 Mechanics of materials
  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design in structural materials
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: the mechanics of materials
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • MTE3546 Polymers and ceramics II
  • MTE3547 Materials characterisation and modelling
  • MTE4525 Project I
  • MTE4526 Project II
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics
  • one elective from the materials engineering recommended list below

E. Elective study (36 points)

Students choose from the technical electives below for which they meet pre-requisites and/or choose units required to complete an engineering-approved minor from another faculty. Students wishing to choose other electives (that is, neither materials engineering electives nor those required to complete an approved minor) should consult their course advisor prior to doing so. Students completing a single degree should complete a minimum of 24 credit points of 3rd and 4th level technical electives from the list below. For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Materials engineering technical electives
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing
  • MTE2547 structure-property relationships in materials
  • MTE2548 Biomaterials I
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE4590 Modelling of materials
  • MTE4592 Advanced ceramics and applications
  • MTE4593 Materials and environment
  • MTE4594 Engineering alloy design, processing and selection
  • MTE4595 Corrosion mechanisms and protection methods
  • MTE4596 Biomaterials II
  • MTE4597 Engineering with nanomaterials
  • MTE4598 Electron microscopy
  • MTE5881 Advanced materials characterisation and experimental methods*
  • MTE5882 Advanced polymeric materials*
  • MTE5883 Environmental durability and protection of metals and engineering materials*
  • MTE5884 Materials for energy technologies*

*Students must obtain an honours weighted average (HWA) of 70 per cent or above at the conclusion of level 3 and be in their final year to enrol in these units.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3003 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • L3002 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)