The course is offered in the first Semester of the academic first year. (a three hours course, but split in one hour for wood, metal and general materials).
The course offers an overview of materials, their structure, properties, production and manufacture as well as the suitability of different materials for specific purposes and applications.
It is intended that the student will acquire an appropriate scientific knowledge of the properties of materials in connection with the design of components, as well as a thorough understanding of the processes and techniques of materials, which would be involved in the production of artifacts.
- Teacher: Thabang Matsela