Materials Science focuses on understanding the intrinsic structure of a material and the control of its structure through processing. It studies the relationship of the engineering properties of the three main classes of materials (metals, polymers and ceramics) as well as composites and semiconductors.

Materials Science is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Materials Science may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Materials Science as a single major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Materials Science, including CHEMY101, ENGEN112, CHEMY204, ENGME280, ENGMP211, 15 points from either CHEMY201 or CHEMY203, ENGMP311, ENGMP312 and 15 points from either CHEMY301, CHEMY303 or CHEMY304.

To complete Materials Science as part of a double major for the BSc, BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from the papers listed for Materials Science, including CHEMY101, ENGEN112, CHEMY204, ENGME280, ENGMP211, 15 points from either CHEMY201 or CHEMY203 and 30 points from ENGMP311, ENGMP312, CHEMY301, CHEMY303 or CHEMY304.

To complete a minor in Materials Science, students must complete 60 points, consisting of ENGEN112, ENGEN180, ENGMP211 and ENGMP311.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Materials Science papers

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Code and paper title Points
CHEMY101 Structure and Spectroscopy - Tūramaramatia i ngā Hanganga right arrow

A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
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15 24A (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering right arrow

Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering right arrow

Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
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CHEMY201 Organic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY203 Inorganic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers aspects of inorganic chemistry including structure and reactivity of the main-group elements; point-group symmetry; molecular...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY204 Analytical Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers aspects of analytical chemistry including characterisation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENGME280 Design and Manufacturing 1 right arrow

The paper focuses on the principles of fundamental manufacturing processes and engineering design methods. Practical aspects of selected major...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENGMP211 Materials 1 right arrow

This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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CHEMY301 Advanced Organic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers advanced aspects of organic chemistry including pericyclic reactions, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry and organic...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY303 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry including heavy transition elements; f-elements; organometallic chemistry of main group and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY304 Advanced Analytical Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers advanced aspects of analytical chemistry including mass spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENGMP311 Materials 2 right arrow

It will develop understanding of the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENGMP312 Materials Manufacture right arrow

This paper deepens the understanding of students on the relationships between processing conditions, microstructure and properties of materials...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 28 May 2024 01:00am