COURSE NAME METALS & ALLOY
COURSE CODE: SCB2013
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR CHE WAN ZANARIAH CHE WAN NGAH
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Metals and alloys play an important role in the construction and manufacturing of equipment/tools. Right selection of materials adds to the economy, working and life of equipment/tools. Students must be conversant with the properties, uses, availability and costs of materials used for construction/fabrication of equipment/tools. The subject of has been designed to cover the above aspects.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM IV / YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)  FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

31

T

 

5

P

 

0

SCL

 

6

O

 

78

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: ·         Introduce the fundamental properties of metals.

·         Explain how an alloy’s properties can be different from its constituent elements

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.  Point out  the importance of metals and alloys  in product design and manufacture, as demonstrated by class work and exams (LO1 – C4)

2.  Explain in depth the structure of metals in solid state and the concept of metallic alloys to differentiate between the basics of metals and alloys processing. (LO3 – C4, CTPS3)

3.  Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment tasks. (LO5 – A3,TS3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through a process of lectures and group work.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures and group work using authentic materials, informal activities, various textbooks and website materials. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

The course gives an introduction to the structure of metals and alloys in the solid state (lattice systems, crystal and their defects, solid solution, phase diagrams). Description of the fundamentals of metals and alloys processing (solidification, deformation, diffusion), the main families of commercial metallic alloys (ferrous and non-ferrous) will be reviewed.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture and group work
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage (%)
•    Cognitive

•    Cognitive and affective

•    Psychomotor

20%

20%

10%

B. Final Examination (50%)
•   Cognitive 50%
Total 100%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Callister W.D., and Rethwisch. D.G. 2010. Materials Science and Engineering (8th Edition). John Wiley
  2. Callister, W. D. 2007. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction. John Wiley
  3. Porter, D.A., Easterling, K.E. and Sherif, M. 2009. Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys (3rd Edition). CRC Press.
  4. Thrower, P. A., 1996. Materials in Today’s World. (2nd Edition). McGraw Hill
  5. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).  2008.  Metals & Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (11th Edition).  ASTM International
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING