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This course provides grounding in basic materials science. There will be five areas covered: Nanomaterials, electronic materials, polymers, 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 fuel cell materials, and medical implant materials, such as hip implants.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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 will be given on the first assignment and during facilitation of the other in-course assessments.