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ECMM127 - Advanced Materials Engineering (2015)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Materials Engineering CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM127 MODULE CONVENERProf Yanqiu Zhu (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 27
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Materials engineers are often at the cutting edge. Their understanding of the properties and behaviours of different substances is crucial in the development of technologies - and advances in materials can drive the creation of new products and even new industries. This module will expose you to current developments in biomaterials, materials for energy, and nano-composites.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The purpose of this module is to develop the understanding of materials that you gained in previous modules. It is designed to engage you in the research that is on-going in these areas in an industrial, academic and international context.

 

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 U1, U3, E1, E4, D1, S1, S3, D4, MU2, MU4, ME1, MD2, MS1 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 understand the state of the art in biomaterials, materials for energy and nano-composites;
2 select appropriate materials for tissue replacement applications;
3 recognise the medical/biological requirements for tissue replacement materials;
4 choose and/or process appropriate materials for energy production/storage, eg fuel cells;
5 grasp the properties and processing of nano-composites;
6 pick out and/or design nano-composite materials and processing routes for industrial applications.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
7 comprehend one or these rapidly advancing technological fields;
8 appreciate materials science within sectors of the modern technological world.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
9 exhibit advanced information gathering skills;
10 demonstrate the ability to synthesise information across disciplines and source types.

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

- introduction to nano-particles and nano-composites;

- nano-composites processing;

- polymer matrix nano-composites; manufacture, properties, applications;

- metal matrix nano-composites; manufacture, properties, applications;

- ceramic matrix nano-composites; manufacture, properties, applications;

- future directions for nano-composites;

- introduction to biological and synthetic biomaterials, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics and tissue engineering synthetic and biological materials, mechanical and biological properties;

- tissue engineering;

- medical imaging;

- introduction to materials for energy, background and context lecture;

- elements of electrochemistry;

- materials for solid oxide fuel cells;

- materials for polymer electrolyte fuel cells;

- modelling workshop (computer based: use of visualisation and energy optimisation software);

- materials for lithium ion batteries;

- materials for solar cell panels;

- materials for catalytic conversion.

 

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
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures
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
Questions asked of students in lectures     Feedback provided on the spot
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 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 70 3 hours All Exam mark
Report 1 -  Report of the state of the art nanomaterials 10 5 pages 5,6,7,8,9,10 Written
Report 2= Report of the state of the art biomaterials 10 5 pages 2,3,7,8,9,10 Written
Report 3 = Report of state of the art materials in energy 10 5 pages 4,7,8,9,10 Written
         

 

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

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 (NQF level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 25 November 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Bioengineering materials; biomaterials; nanomaterials; energy materials.