Engineering

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ECM2120 - Materials Engineering (2019)

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MODULE TITLEMaterials Engineering CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2120 MODULE CONVENERDr Yongde Xia (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 7
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Materials engineers are at the cutting edge, with their understanding of the properties and behaviours of different substances crucial in the development of technologies. Furthermore, these advances in materials can drive the creation of new products, and even industries.

This module is designed to further your understanding of the properties of different materials, such as metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites. You will look at how modern day devices depend on the electrical, optical and thermal properties of these materials. Moreover, this hands on module gives you two chances to test the materials in the laboratory for yourself.

Prerequisite module: ECM1107 or equivalent
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module is designed to further develop your understanding of material properties, how they arise from internal microstructure, and thus how engineers can use them for specific applications. It also aims to introduce you to rapidly advancing topics in Materials.

 

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

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM3m, SM5m, EA2m, EA3m, EA5m, D4m

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

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

 Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM3m, SM5m, EA2m

1 show how properties of materials arise from microstructure and internal phenomena;

2 use this understanding in a design process;

3 model mathematically a variety of structure-property relationships.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: EA3m, D4m

4 apply mathematical modelling to problems;

5 understand the variety of technological materials;

6 use theory in appropriate ways to aid design.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge: EA5m

7 demonstrate improved engineering and analytical skills

 

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

- properties of materials, such as electrical, optical and magnetic, and how they are inter-related to your knowledge of mechanical properties;

- you will understand how engineers can harness desirable material properties in design, and how to mitigate undesriable material properties.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 28.00 Guided Independent Study 122.00 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 (9 Sem 1 + 13 Sem 2)
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Laboratories
Guided independent study 122 Lecture and assessment preparation; wider reading

 

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
Self assessment exercises 6 questions 1-7 Solutions
Self assessment exercises 5 questions 1-7 Solutions
       
       
       

 

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 2 hours - Summer Exam Period 1-7 Final Mark awarded
Coursework – hardness test 15 5 pages 2,5,7 Marked and returned to student
Coursework – optical practical 15 5 pages 5,7 Marked and returned to student
         
         

 

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 40% 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:

Callister,W D, Rethwisch, D G. Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering an integrated approach, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons 2008. ISBN: 978-0470234631

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Callister,W D, Rethwisch, D G Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering an integrated approach 3rd John Wiley and Sons 2008 978-0470234631 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1107
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Materials science, semiconductor processing, electronic optical and thermal properties.