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Monash University

Postgraduate Diploma in Materials Engineering

Course code: 3261 ~ Course abbreviation: PGradDipMatEng ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Clayton)

Course description

This course is intended for graduate engineers and scientists. The course structure is highly flexible, with opportunities in many units to work on projects of personal or professional interest. Materials engineering is a very broad discipline, incorporating elements of the physical sciences and the traditional fields of metallurgical, ceramic and polymer engineering. With the choice of units available, the units taken by a particular student will encompass generic skills applicable to a range of materials, as well as specialised knowledge in his/her area of need.

While the course will be offered flexibly in terms of study location, the units will be scheduled during the normal teaching semesters to take advantage of the university's off-campus learning (distance education) infrastructure. High-demand units may be additionally run as short, intensive units. While the normal progress through the course could be a minimum of two years (part-time), the duration of the course is unrestricted, allowing gradual accumulation of credit towards the award.

Course objectives

Graduates will gain an understanding of the role of materials selection in the design cycle of an engineering component; be able to evaluate alternative (unit dependent) manufacturing, processing or remediation scenarios; plan and execute an investigation into a practical materials-related problem and analyse the results of that investigation; communicate their arguments effectively to teams and clients and critically evaluate their own and work of others.

Course structure

Course requirements

Select four units from:

  • MTE5501 Fracture of engineering materials
  • MTE5502 Corrosion: principles and practice
  • MTE5503 Composite and multiphase materials
  • MTE5505 Metals processing
  • MTE5506 Modelling of materials processing
  • MTE5508 Advanced ceramics engineering
  • MTE5509 Characterisation of materials
  • MTE5515 Rubber technology
  • MTE5516 Case studies in materials engineering

Total: 24 points

Articulation and credit

Students who have satisfactorily completed 24 points of the postgraduate diploma may articulate to the Master of Materials Engineering degree by completing a further 24 points of units appropriate to the masters program, with the proviso that no more than 12 points of electives may be counted towards the masters.

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