MSC4100 - Materials science project - 2017

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Dr Nikhil Medhekar

Unit guides



  • Full year 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 to First semester 2018 (Day)


Students are required to complete a research project involving some original work on a topic chosen in consultation with the unit coordinator and their academic supervisor.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the in-depth knowledge of materials science fundamentals to choose, formulate, perform and interpret the results of a definite piece of work;
  2. Summarise (via writing and presentation) the deeper understanding and significance of the topic to peers, experts and the community at large;
  3. Judge and assess the OHSE and risk related consequences of chosen course of action;
  4. Relate and describe the connections between materials science and fundamental sciences of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology as well as engineering;
  5. Demonstrate a wider appreciation of the professional and ethical requirements of materials science.


Literature survey: 10%

Thesis, seminar and oral examination: 90%

Chief examiner(s)