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EG1012: FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

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. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Peter Dunning

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Engineering (EG)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course starts with a broad introduction to materials and processing and their importance to engineering design.  A number of important materials properties are then defined and their relevance to engineering is placed in context.  Methods for measuring these properties are given, along with the origin of these properties.  The relationships between properties and microstructure, and properties and processing are also examined.  CES Edupack material selection software is used throughout the course to enhance the learning experience.

 

 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 11, 12, 13
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 8 - 13, 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 14, 14 - 17, 15, 16, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x lab reports (20% each)

Timed online test (60%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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