Advanced Engineering Materials (MECH5310)


To understand (a) how to define the relationship between properties and microstructures of advanced engineering materials, (b) how to improve mechanical design with the knowledge of mechanics and properties of materials, and (c) how to conduct failure diagnosis of engineering materials.

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 3 hrs/week; Laboratory 3 hrs.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


Prerequisite: (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (AMME2302 OR AMME1362 OR AMME9302) AND (MECH3362 OR MECH9362)



Additional Information

Advanced polymer matrix composites, smart/functional materials, high-strength ferrous and non ferrous alloys, superalloys, high performance polymers, eco-materials, thin film science and technology, advanced joining methods, processing-structure-property relationship, damage tolerance, toughening mechanisms, structure integrity and reliability.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.