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PC2002: INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS (2014-2015)

Last modified: 23 Jul 2014 09:46


Course Overview

This course provides grounding in basic materials science. There will be six areas covered: Introduction to materials, construction materials, electronic materials, optical materials, liquid crystals, and medical materials. Each of these areas will be introduced and facilitated by one of the course team. The impact of materials science on everyday life will be considered and explored throughout the course. Course assessments will be on topics of interest under these broad headings, often covering topical concerns, examples being materials for energy, such as solar cells, and medical implant materials, such as hip implants.


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Laurent Trembleau

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides a grounding in basic materials science. There will be six areas covered, with an emphasis on directed learning. These areas will be, for example: Introduction to materials, Construction materials, Electronic materials, Optical Materials, Functional Polymers/Liquid Crystals, Medical Materials. The impact of materials science on everyday life will be considered and explored throughout the course, using these general headings to investigate both the fundamentals of materials and their development into useful and functional products. Each of these areas will cover a two week period and be introduced and facilitated by one of the course team. In course assessments will be on topics of interest under these broad headings, often covering topical concerns, examples being materials for energy and body implant materials. Thus wider issues, including ethics & politics, are drawn into the discussion.

Further Information & Notes

Required for the Chemistry for the Offshore Industry and Biomedical Materials Chemistry degree programmes.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Chemistry for the Offshore Industry
  • BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Master of Chemistry for the Offshore Industry
  • Master of Chemistry in Biomedical Materials Chemistry

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Five different in-course assessments such as blog, essay, presentation, poster, debate, newsletter etc. (100%). Continuous assessment. Resit: Opportunity to resubmit any missed assessments.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be given on the first assignment and during facilitation of the other in-course assessments.

Feedback

Feedback will be given as soon as possible following the assessment and always prior to the submission of the next assessment. Informal discussion with students in classes will also provide continual feedback, when required.

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