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TC S860F
Material Testing & Certification
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2019
Postgraduate 2 terms 10

Course Coordinator: Ir Dr Tony Lee, BEng (Hons), PhD (HK PolyU); CEng; MIET; MHKIE; MIEEE; MCIE

Fees: This course will be charged via a lock-in fee system. Please refer to the fee table ‘2017 Autumn term courses’ (pages 24–26).

Important notes
This course will be taught through a part-time face-to-face mode. Face-to-face lectures and tutorials will be scheduled on Saturday afternoons or Sundays. The presentation of this course is subject to final approval by the University. Any details of this course may be changed without further notice.

This course aims to provide students with knowledge in materials characterization, physical and mechanical properties of materials, testing standards for consumer products, building and construction materials such that they can apply appropriate methodologies and techniques to evaluate the quality and safety of products in compliance with international standards.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Material Properties

  • Atomic and Crystal Structure

  • Physical and Mechanical Testing Techniques

  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Techniques for Structural Diagnosis

  • Failure Analysis

  • Overview of Selected Material Testing Standards and Certification Scheme

Learning support
There will be regular lecture and tutorial classes throughout the course. In addition, two three-hour laboratories / day schools / workshops will be provided to the students. The day schools / workshops comprise different activities (e.g. the use of specific techniques / instrumental demonstrations) that aim at enhancing students’ practical knowledge of the emerging testing techniques that they will learn about in the lectures.

The course assessment will include both a continuous assessment portion (50%) and a written examination (50%). The continuous assessment portion will include two tests, a mini project and two assignments.

Online requirement
This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). Students can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your lecturer as well as other students. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet.

Set book(s)
To be announced.