Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16
Engineering design depends on materials being shaped, finished and joined together. Design requirements define the performance required of the materials. What do engineers need to know about materials to choose and use them successfully? They need a perspective of the world of materials. They need understanding of material properties. They need methods and tools to select the right material for the job. This course will help you develop knowledge and skills required for the successful selection and use of engineering materials.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The course will start with a broad introduction to design methods and the ways in which information about materials enters the design process. A number of important material properties will be then defined and their relevance to engineering placed in context. Methods for measuring these properties will be given, along with the origins of these properties. The relationships between properties and microstructure, and properties and processing, will be also explored. CES EduPack, a comprehensive materials database and powerful material selection software, will be used throughout the course to enhance your learning about materials, engineering, design and sustainability.
By the end of the course you should:
Have knowledge and understanding of:
Have gained intellectual skills so that you are able to:
Have gained practical skills so that you are able to:
Have gained or improved transferable skills so that you are able to:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One written examination of two-hours duration (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).
Resit: One written examination of two-hours duration (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).
Two out of five lab activities will be formally assessed
Students can receive feedback on their progress with the course on request during the tutorial and lab sessions.
There will be a scheduled feedback session on the exam paper/performance which will be announced within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results.