Engineering

ECMM127 - Advanced Materials Engineering (2010)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Materials Engineering CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM127 MODULE CONVENERProf Christopher Smith (Coordinator), Dr Arnaud Marmier, Dr Liang Hao
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The aim of this module is to extend the understanding of materials gained in previous modules in the context of modern technology via exposure to current developments in biomaterials, materials for energy, and nano-composites.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Lectures 1-2: Introduction to nano-particles and nano-composites Lectures 3: Nano-composites processing Lectures 4: Polymer matrix nano-composites; manufacture, properties, applications Lecture 5: Metal matrix nano-composites; manufacture, properties, applications Lecture 6: Ceramic matrix nano-composites; manufacture, properties, applications Lecture7: Future directions for nano-composites Lecture 8-9: Introduction to biological and synthetic biomaterials, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics and tissue engineering Lectures 10-11: Synthetic and biological materials, mechanical and biological properties Lectures 12-13: Tissue Engineering Lecture 14: Medical Imaging Lecture 15: Introduction to Materials for Energy, Background and Context Lecture 16: Elements of Electrochemistry Lecture 17: Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Lecture 18: Materials for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Lecture 19: Modelling Workshop (computer based: use of visualisation and energy optimisation software) Lecture 20: Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries Lecture 21: Materials for Solar Cell Panels Lecture 22: Materials for Catalytic Conversion
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Extended Enderle, Blanchard and Bronzino Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 2nd Enderle, Blanchard and Bronzino 2005 978-0122386626 [Library]
Extended Lanza, Langer and Vacanti Principles of Tissue Engineering 3rd Academic Press 2007 978-0123706157 [Library]
Extended Ajayan, M Pulickel, Schadler and Braun Nanocomposite Science and Technology Wiley 2003 978-3527303595 [Library]
Extended Twardowski, Thomas Introduction to Nanocomposite Materials DEStech Publications 2007 978-1932078541 [Library]
Extended OHayre, R.; Cha, S.K.; Colella, W. and Prinz, F.B. Fuel Cell Fundamentals John Wiley & Sons 2006 978-0471741480 [Library]
Extended Atkins, P. and De Paula, J. Atkins' Physical Chemistry Oxford University Press 2009 978-0198700722 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined