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Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering

Course code: 0033 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipMatEng ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton - P/T only)

Course description

It is expected that most recruits to this course will be drawn from graduates in science, applied science, metallurgy, or in branches of engineering other than materials engineering who, having been in employment for some time, find themselves in need of further training in the materials area. Experience gained with overseas students suggests that the course may have particular appeal to graduates from developing countries. At this stage, it is not expected that the graduate diploma will be taken as an immediate follow-up to a first degree, although applications from suitably qualified candidates will be considered. The graduate diploma will not be available to graduates in materials engineering from the Clayton campus.

Course objectives

This course gives those people employed in professional or middle management positions within materials technology to acquire training in the fundamentals of metallurgical, ceramic and polymer engineering.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students complete units to the value of at least 48 points taken from third and fourth years of the undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering in the field of materials engineering, with some suitable dispensation of prerequisites. MTE4525 Project I and MTE4526 Project II will normally be included among these choices. In addition, it is expected that some candidates may need to undertake preliminary units, particularly relating to materials in which they may have had little previous experience.

A course prescription will be arranged in consultation with each student and must be approved by the head of department. The selection of units will be such as to emphasise the interdisciplinary nature of materials engineering and to provide basic training in the three major classes of materials, ie metals, polymers, and ceramics. Students will then be required to develop a major interest in a chosen class of material.

Students select eight approved units from:

  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: the mechanics of materials
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE3545 Functional materials
  • MTE3546 Engineering materials II
  • MTE3547 Materials characterisation and modelling
  • MTE4525 Project I
  • MTE4526 Project II
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics
  • MTE4590 Materials modelling
  • MTE4592 Advanced ceramics and applications
  • MTE4593 Materials and the environment
  • MTE4594 Engineering alloys processing, design and selection
  • MTE4595 Corrosion - mechanisms and protection methods
  • MTE4596 Biomaterials

Total: 48 points

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