(BMFB 3323)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]    Explain the relationships between design requirements, materials properties, processing and product performance.

[2]    Demonstrate in-depth technical competence to justify the suitability of a particular processing method for a specific selected material and design activity using data, charts and software.

[3]    Select the most appropriate materials and processes to be used for products fabrication and commercialization.

[4]    Communicate ideas relevant to materials selection analysis in product design and manufacturing. 



This course integrates all types of engineering materials (metals, polymers, ceramics and composites) and its properties (modulus, strength, hardness and toughness etc.) for materials selection in any engineering design. Various processing techniques (shaping, joining and finishing etc.) are also summarized. Cooperative problem based learning activities are used to reinforce the concept and capabilities in applying selection of materials utilising materials properties charts, data and software.



[1]    Ashby, M.F., 2005, Materials Selection In Mechanical Design, 3rd Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann.

[2]    Mangonon, P.L., 1998, The Principles of Materials Selection for Engineering Design, Pearson Education.

[3]    Kenneth G.B., 1988, Engineering Materials: Properties and Selection, Prentice Hall.