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Materials and Processing

Efficiently converting the world’s raw materials and commodity goods into products is important to the global economy.  To do this, we need to understand the properties of materials as diverse as food, wood, metals, plastics and fuel.

By studying Materials and Processing at the University of Waikato, you will learn how to add value to raw materials used to manufacture a number of useful products, while minimising waste.  These products can be as varied as dietary formulae, foods, ceramics that can withstand high temperatures, new metal alloys, pharmaceuticals, laminated boards, functional proteins, and composites.

Materials and processing skills are used in industrial and other activities where materials are undergoing chemical, biochemical or physical changes.

At Waikato you will learn about process science, which involves knowing how to prepare raw materials, how to make reactions occur, and how to separate and purify products. You will understand how to limit and treat wastes, minimise energy use, and consider sustainable processes.

Facilities

Students can work in specialised laboratories including the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research, such as 3D printing, a mechanical workshop and computer labs with engineering design software.

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Key information

Study Location:Hamilton
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Career opportunities

  • Biotechnologist
  • Composite Engineer
  • Materials Scientist
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Developer

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Mat&Proc), PGDip(Mat&Proc), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc(Research) and MSc(Tech)

Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers. ENGME585 is compulsory for the MSc(Tech). Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Chairperson. Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Chairperson of School.

To complete a BSc(Hons) in Materials and Processing, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from the papers listed for Materials and Processing, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally ENGEN591).

Prescriptions for the MEngPrac

Students completing a Master of Engineering Practice are required to take a research project and a selection of papers. To complete a MEngPrac in Materials and Processing students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including ENGMP506, 30 points from EXMBM511, EXMBM512, EXMBM514, EXMBM521 and EXMBM522, 60 points from ENGCB523, ENGEN584, ENGEN585, ENGEN586, ENGEN587, ENGEV543, ENGEV545, ENGME515, ENGME557, ENGME585, and ENGMP513, as well as 60 points from ENGEN508.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics.
ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce...
ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGCB223Fluid Mechanics19B (Hamilton)
Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and ducts, flow over bodies, and compressible flow.
ENGCB224Heat and Mass Transfer19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered.
ENGCB280Process Engineering Design 119B (Hamilton)
This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools.
ENGEN270Engineering Professional Practice 119A (Hamilton)
Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures.
ENGME221Engineering Thermodynamics19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines.
ENGME280Design and Manufacturing 119B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of engineering design and manufacture.
ENGMP211Materials 119A (Hamilton)
This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
ENGMP213Mechanics of Materials 119A (Hamilton)
Stress and failure analysis of statically determinant and material systems under axial, bending and torsional loads, including beam deflections, buckling of struts, shear in joints, twisting in circular shafts and couplings.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGCB324Mass Transfer Operations19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the application of heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamics to chemical and physical separation process.
ENGCB380Process Engineering Design 219B (Hamilton)
Conceptual and detailed design, costing and economic assessment of chemical, biological and materials process plants, including software and numerical simulation, separation trains, heat exchanger and pump sizing, and reactor kinetics.
ENGEV341Environmental Engineering 219B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems.
ENGME323Thermofluids19B (Hamilton)
Application of basic principles of fluids and heat transfer to mechatronic engineering. Topics include fluid viscosity, fluid statics, hydraulics, flow in pipes, fans and pumps, conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, heat exchangers and cooling electronic components.
ENGME352Machine Control and Applications19A (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students the theory and application of machine control.
ENGME357Microcontrollers and Mechatronics19B (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students the basics of mechatronics with advanced theory of machine control.
ENGME380Design and Manufacturing 219B (Hamilton)
This paper covers modern aspects of engineering design and manufacture.
ENGMP311Materials 219B (Hamilton)
It will develop understanding of the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
ENGMP313Mechanics of Materials 219B (Hamilton)
Advanced level knowledge on mechanics and performance of materials, covering stress and strain transformations, failure criteria, unsymmetrical bending, torsion of non-circular sections, fatigue, materials selection and materials testing.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENGCB521Advanced Process Control19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies.
ENGCB580Process Engineering Design Project19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton)
This paper will cover various aspects of biochemical engineering used in producing biologically derived products including fermentation, downstream processing, and meat processing.
ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project19C (Hamilton)
This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
ENGEN583Special Topics in Engineering 319A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton), 19D (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN584Special Topics in Engineering 419A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.?
ENGEN585Special Topics in Engineering 519A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN586Special Topics in Engineering 619A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
ENGEN587Directed Study 119A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENGEN588Directed Study 219A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENGEV543Design for Energy and the Environment19B (Hamilton)
This interdisciplinary paper focuses on the important aspects of science and technology related to new and existing energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered reflect the trend of current development in energy technology.
ENGEV544Environmental Technology Water and Wastewater 119A (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENGEV545Environmental Technology Water and Wastewater 219B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENGME515CAD/CAM for Engineering19B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENGME557Robotics19B (Hamilton)
This paper teaches students the advanced mechatronics with applications to mobile and industrial robotic applications.
ENGME580Product Innovation and Development19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers modern aspects of product innovation and development.
ENGME585Industrial Technology and Innovation 119A (Hamilton)
Industrial Technology and Innovation explores the process of technological innovation in industry through readings, assignments, case studies and discussion sessions. It is interactive and draws upon student experiences from work and project experience.
ENGME586Industrial Technology and Innovation 219B (Hamilton)
No description available.
ENGMP506Materials and Process Systems Analysis19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the principles of materials and process engineering analysis.
ENGMP511Advanced Materials Properties and Performance19A (Hamilton)
This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials behaviour and engineering.
ENGMP512Advanced Materials Manufacture19A (Hamilton)
This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials engineering. It focuses on the relationships between processing conditions and microstructures of materials and major materials processing technologies.
ENGMP513Materials Performance in Service19B (Hamilton)
Students wll learn the importance of design to avoid fracture using fracture mechanics, advanced stress analysis includng plasticity and advanced fatigue, and creep behaviour.
ENGMP516Materials Characterisation19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the basic theory and use of advanced analytical techniques used in materials characterization using optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential thermal analysis (DTA).
SCIE501Research Methods in the Sciences19B (Hamilton)
This paper will enable students to develop the necessary communication skills and familiarity with research methods and practice to allow them to progress to the thesis component of a masters degree in the sciences, or to extend communication and research skills in those not taking a full research degree.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENMP800Materials and Processing MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENMP900Materials and Processing PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.


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Science and Engineering Masters Fees Awards  Closed

For students enrolling full-time in the first year MSc (research), MSc, MSc (Tech) ME or MEnvSci programme in the faculty of Engineering. Part-time applicants may be considered but any scholarship awarded will be on a pro-rata basis. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.

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Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254
Email: science@waikato.ac.nz
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