This module covers the key concepts of engineering
materials, in appreciating its molecular structure, characteristics, and properties. A qualitative approach is
used to develop the understanding on strength of materials,
failure mode, processing and appropriate usage of metals
in targeted applications. This module covers topics such as
ferrous and non-ferrous materials, non-metallic structures,
semiconductors, ceramics and failure mechanisms such
as fatigue and corrosion. Other topics covered include the
testing of defects in structures. The curriculum is designed
to help students understand the elements, properties and
construct of various materials and their characteristics.
Students can then relate the characteristics to the failure
mechanisms which will aid them when selecting a suitable
material for engineering use
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