NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE
COURSE CODE: SFB 2013
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR ERNIE SUZANA BINTI ALI
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: To provide basic understanding of materials and the characterizations available.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 2/ YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

41

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

79

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1. To provide understanding of different materials

2. To provide basic understanding of different properties for materials

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

1. Differentiate the concepts and theories in material using either or a combination of the qualitative, visual and quantitative approach. (LO1-C4)

2. Observe, predict and discuss of scientific investigations in areas of materials for different purpose. (LO3, CTPS3)

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

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: Classification of materials into key groups, general criteria of materials selection, fundamental science of atomic bonding and crystalline structure of materials, phase equilibria and transformation in metallic systems, strengthening methods of materials, definition and measurement of key mechanical and physical properties, physical properties of materials: electrical and conductivity, magnetic, optical, basic engineering properties for metals, ceramics, polymer, and composites.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·    Quiz/Test

·    Assignments

·    Mid-Term Test

·    Class Dialogues (Forum/Debate/Presentation)

10%

25%

10%

15%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1. Callister, W. D. Jr, Materials Science and Engineering, An Introduction, 2003, John Willey & Sons.

2. Smith, W. F., Foundations of Materials Science, 2004, McGraw-Hill.
3. Ohring, M., Engineering Materials Science, 2002, Academic Press.
4. Budisnki,K. G., Engineering Materials: properties and selection, 2002, Prentice Hall.
5. Jacobs, J. A., Engineering Materials Technology: structures, processing, properties, and selection, 2001, Prentice Hall
6. Timings, R. L., Engineering Materials, 1998, Longman.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE NIL