Engineering

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ECMM105 - New Developments in Materials Engineering (2015)

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MODULE TITLENew Developments in Materials Engineering CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM105 MODULE CONVENERProf Oana Ghita (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 8
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module provides an insight into the very latest developments in materials engineering, something likely to have an impact on your future careers.

Prerequisite module: ECM3154, ECM3160 or equivalent
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

To give you an insight into the very latest developments in materials engineering that are likely to have an impact on their future careers.

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).

This module correlates to references P1, P4, MU1, MU2, MU4, ME1 - ME3, MP1, MP2, GM2 and GM4. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 demonstrate a full awareness, as an autonomous learner, of materials engineering as a rapidly changing area, and the ability to, independently, explain and predict future potential developments by the use of source research materials;
2 understand at least 4 selected areas in materials engineering at the forefront of current research;
3 independently analyse novel materials research and fully explain its implications for the development of engineering applications.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4 accurately and independently summarise research articles from peer reviewed journals;
5 use library and electronic literature search tools to obtain research information independently as a fully autonomous learner;
6 independently critically analyse and summarise research papers, without guidance.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
7 obtain information independently and evaluate it critically;
8 analyse information from a variety of sources and use it to synthesise your own arguments;
9 communicate in writing at a professional standard.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

A selection of topics, on advanced materials engineering from research currently underway in the College, which may include some of the following:

  • auxetic materials;
  • additive manufacturing;
  • recycling methods and reuse of materials (composites);
 on-line technologies minimize waste towards zero carbon emissions; materials characterization
  • modeling and simulation of novel materials;
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 128.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures/seminars
Guided independent study 128 Guided independent study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
       
       
       
       
       
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam – closed book 60 2 hours All Exam mark
Theoretical analysis of novel materials behavior 20 3 pages, 17 hours 3,5,6,7,8 Written Report (week 6)
Technical report on separation, reclycing, remanufacture and reuse of a multi-material strucutre of your own choice 20 3 pages, 17 hours 3,5,6,7,8 Written Report (week 10)
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 50% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

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

Basic reading:

 

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM3154, ECM3160
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Auxetic materials; atomistic modelling; rapid prototyping; additive layer manufacturing; cellulose and natural materials.