MODULE TITLE COMPETITIVE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY MODULE LEVEL 7
MODULE CREDIT POINTS 15
SI MODULE CODE 16-7105
MODULE JACS CODE
MODULE AUTHOR / FACULTY ST Hasan / ACE&S / Engineering / Materials Engineering
/ DEPT. /SUBJECT GROUP SG
MODULE DELIVERY PATTERN (; as applicable or give dates for non-standard delivery) NB "Semester 3" ends on 31 July each year
LONG (2 semesters) SHORT (1 semester) NON-STANDARD DELIVERY
Sem 1 & 2 Sem 1 Start Date
Sem 2 & 3 Sem 2 ; End Date
MODULE ASSESSMENT PATTERN (; as applicable - also complete Table A, Section 5,
Single Module Mark with Overall Module Pass Mark of 40% ; Single Module Mark - Pass/Fail only Up to Three Assessment Tasks with Pass Mark of 40% for each Task and Overall Module Pass Mark of 40%
Up to Three Assessment Tasks - Pass/Fail only
Overall Module Pass Mark if other than 40% (subject to approval) N/A MODULE INFORMATION (; as applicable - also complete Table A, Section 5
Is a timetabled examination required for the assessment of this module?
Is a timetabled examination required for the reassessment of this module?
Is the module delivered wholly by Distance Learning (ie. not timetabled at SHU)
Are any staff who are responsible for teaching on this module non-SHU employees? MODULE STATUS (; as applicable to status of module in the context of current proposal)
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Breakdown of Tutor-Led Tutor-Directed Self-Directed TOTAL STUDY notional study (Contact Study Study HOURS for hours by type Hours) this Module
36 114 150
OTHER COURSES FEATURING THIS MODULE (please list below)
M Eng Mechanical Engineering M Sc Advanced Engineering Programmes
Indicative Assessment Tasks & 1 task
100 % Coursework Percentage Weightings
Pre-Requisite Modules None
1. MODULE AIMS
(i) To assess the concepts of material selection as a competitive process. (ii) To understand the criteria by which materials are selected and how the criteria
often conflict with regards to design specifications.
(iii) To understand that design specifications influence the cost of a product and will
thus be aware of the need for Design for Manufacture.
2. MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the module you will be able to:
(i) Examine the competitive nature of materials selection.
(ii) Debate the relevant technical and economic factors that influence a material
(iii) Evaluate the concepts of material selection in a set of industrial situations. (iv) Critically analyse and compare materials properties.
(v) Relate learning and development to your own practice - or reflect on own
3. INDICATIVE LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES
Students will acquire practical skill and knowledge through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and directed study. Case studies based upon common engineering problems will be used to investigate the selection of materials and processes as part of the design process to avoid failure.
The module will be assessed by 100% course work. Formative and summative assessment will be used to provide feedback on the student's progress in achieving the desired learning outcomes throughout the module. Two individual summative assignments will contribute 50% to the overall module mark. Because of the wide range of materials available the case study approach is the most suitable teaching method at this level. An Individual case study report and presentation will contribute the remaining 50% of the module marks.
For continuous assessment all learning outcomes will be assessed by a material selection approach, where students will be expected to demonstrate achievements in learning by case study presentations.
4. INDICATIVE MODULE CONTENT
; The physical, chemical and mechanical properties of Metals, Plastics, Ceramics
and Composites and competition between the various materials in a range of
industries. Economic factors.
; High temperature materials, light alloys, modern high strength steels, polymers
and polymer composites, advanced ceramics, metal matrix composites.
; The materials selection process as a technico-economic problem. Influence of
fabrication method on costs.
; Raw material costs and availability.
; Use of case studies to illustrate the inter-relationship of the various technical and
economic factors in the selection of materials for specific components.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MODULE
; FURTHER / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THIS
MODULE, INCLUDING ASSESSMENT CRITERIA DETAILING HOW YOUR
PERFORMANCE IN THE MODULE WILL BE MEASURED, HOW YOU WILL
RECEIVE FEEDBACK, DETAILS OF LEARNING RESOURCES AND KEY
; THIS INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE MODULE HANDBOOK AND
; NOTE THAT THIS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
FROM YEAR TO YEAR