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EG1012: FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 27 Oct 2023 13:16


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.  GRANTA Edupack material selection software is used throughout the course to enhance the learning experience.

 

 


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 13, 14
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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Computer Assessment

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Exam

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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