1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2119-19 Materials Scientist

Studies the properties and uses of non-metallic materials and advises on the technical aspects of their manufacture and processing.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studies the properties of non-metallic materials such as ceramics, polymers and plastics, composite materials and rubbers
  • manages and performs laboratory investigations, testing and evaluations of materials and products
  • plans and undertakes experimental production of non-metallic materials
  • determines criteria for the selection of non-metallic materials, and establishes the requirements for protection against deterioration
  • consults with other scientists and engineers on the development and production of non-metallic materials

Specialisations:
Ceramics Scientist
Polymer Scientist

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