Build your foundation knowledge of materials technology for applications in manufacturing or construction.
Certificate of Materials Technology is an online course that provides insight into the characteristics of various materials and their applications.
In this materials technology course, you will learn about various properties and classifications of materials and their uses, working with metals and non-metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. You will also discover safe and sustainable methods for handling materials.
On completion of this course, you will have the fundamental skills required for using materials for different applications and safe handling.
Unit - Materials Technology
Unit 1 – Properties and classification of materials
Properties of materials
Economic properties (cost and availability)
Classification of materials
Unit 2 – Metals and their uses
Ferrous (iron) materials
Rare 17 earth elements
The lanthanide elements
Properties of rare earth elements
Rare earth elements uses
Light rare earth elements
Heavy rare earth elements
Rare earth element uses
Unit 3 – Metal alloys and their uses
Why malleability is important
Ductility in metals
Strength in metals
The benefits of alloys
Major classifications of steel
Other tin alloys
Other copper alloys
Other nickel alloys
Other aluminium alloys
Rare earth metal alloys
Unit 4 – Working with metals
Different methods of metal casting
Cutting tools and machinery
Machining hand cutting burning
Unit 5 – Non-metals & their uses
Glass, porcelain, earthenware, brick
Plant fibres (wood & others)
Ceramic matrix composites
Metal matrix composites
Polymer matrix composites
Unit 6 – Working with ceramics
Working with ceramics
Kneading & wedging
Hot End and cold end
Fixing & Joining Glass
Unit 7 – Working with polymers & composites
Working with polymers & composites
Unit 8 – Safe & sustainable handling of materials
Safe use of materials
Case example: working in a glass plant
Case example: working in a polymer production plant
Sustainable use of materials
Estimated duration 50 hours
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