INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING - 2020/1
Module code: ENGD020
This module provides a general introduction to the field of materials science and engineering. MSc students take this module first and it is compulsory.
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
WHITING Mark (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits: 0
ECTS Credits: 0
Framework: FHEQ Level 8
JACs code: J500
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 30
Lecture Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 10
Laboratory Hours: 10
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
• Crystal Structures
• Fundamental Properties of Materials
• Functional Properties of Materials
• Structural Properties of Materials
• Surfaces and Interfaces
• Phase Equilibria
• Light Metals
• Structure and Properties of Ceramics
• Structure and Properties of Polymers
• Processability of Polymers
• Structural Analysis (Diffraction)
• Structural Analysis (Imaging)
• Surface Engineering
• Introduction to Modelling
• Materials Selection
• Introduction to Sustainability.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Short answer questions||50|
|Coursework||Long answer question involving calculation, analysis, discussion involving core aspects of the module.||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
1. Set of short questions (Q1) chosen from across the whole syllabus which require demonstration of an understanding of the underlying issues relevant to materials science and engineering.
2. One long question (Q2) requiring extensive research to explore a central aspect of the underpinning interplay between structure, processing and properties that influence the selection, application and/or processing of engineering materials.
Thus, the summative assessment for this unit consists of:
• Q1 (Short answer questions) 50%]
• Q2 (Long answer question) 50%
• Formative verbal feedback is given in lectures and tutorials.
• Written feedback is given on the submitted coursework
- a systematic understanding of the different classes of engineering materials, their key properties and their principal application areas
- a knowledge of the major techniques used to characterise materials and evaluate their properties, including the quantitative treatment of data where appropriate
- an appreciation of the importance of processing-microstructure-property relationships through the use of illustrative examples.
|001||Describe, explain and evaluate the structure, processing routes and key properties of the main classes of materials.||CK|
|002||Construct processing-structure-property relationships for existing and potential materials.||CK|
|003||Make informed judgements about the suitability of a material for a given purpose, using quantitative analyses where appropriate.||CK|
|004||Demonstrate the independent learning ability required for on-going professional skills development.||CK|
|005||Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying issues through the appropriate interpretation of assessment questions.||CK|
|006||Apply course subject matter for research and advanced academic enquiry.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
introduce the fundamentals of materials science and engineering through lectures, tutorials (including worked example classes) and practical classes. This is delivered through lectures and tutorial classes.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• 22 hours lectures
• 8 hours tutorial classes
• 30 hours coursework.
The teaching is delivered as a one-week intensive course.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies EngD||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.