ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Automation and Robotics major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Biomedical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Mechanical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit covers manufacturing methods including casting, metal working, machining and finishing for a range of materials such as metals, polymers, composites and advanced ceramics. Various relationships between material structure, manufacturing processes and material properties are highlighted. Some of the key materials aspects of manufacturing are also covered, such as phase diagrams and solidification, deformation and recrystallisation, and phase transformations and thermal processing.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the manufacturing processes and behaviours of materials as used in engineering practice; (2) explain how the features and limitations of various manufacturing methods and materials are the key to success in engineering design work; (3) develop manual skills by designing parts of an object and then making them in a practical manufacturing class; (4) analyse engineering drawings which are used to communicate design ideas; (5) explain the reason for the difference in properties of different materials; (6) explain the use and importance of phase diagrams; (7) analyse a material and determine the likely heat treatment that has been performed; (8) analyse a component and determine the likely methods used in its manufacture; (9) research and select an appropriate manufacturing method for a given geometry; (10) understand some of the challenges of working in teams; (11) write concise reports; (12) locate and evaluate sources of information for assignments; and (13) develop and practise enquiry-based thinking relevant to the discipline.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) at home assessments; (2) manufacturing labs; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Adam Wittek
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges or ENSC1004 Engineering Materials.
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 sessions during semester
Note
This unit is available in both semesters in 2018. However, it will be offered in semester 1 only from 2019 onwards.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.