MATL06016 2019 Introduction to Engineering Materials

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Engineering Materials
Transcript Title
Introduction to Engineering Ma
Code
MATL06016
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MATL - Materials
Department
MECT - Mechatronics
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Conall Doran
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMECH_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering SG_EROBO_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automation
Description

This module is designed to introduce students to engineering materials (including metals and polymers), their classification, their properties and how to alter those properties.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Explain the nature and structure of materials and determine the classification of various engineering materials.

2.

Explain what properties of materials are in use, what they mean, and test them.

3.

Determine how to alter properties of materials using heat treatment.

4.

Describe the metallic alloys that exist and how to form them.

5.

Analyse simple equilibrium phase diagrams and the Iron‑Carbon system.

6.

Describe the different categories of polymers, their applications and processing.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Fulltime

The theoretical and background material will be presented through a series of lectures. Application of the theory will be demonstrated in class and understanding demonstrated through ongoing laboratory sessions.

Online

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. The theoretical and background material will be presented through a series of online lectures. Application of the theory will be demonstrated through an end of semester laboratory sessions.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will attend practical laboratory sessions and write reports on materials tests carried out.

Students will sit a terminal exam.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment for laboratory sessions will be decided by the lecturer in charge.

Repeating the theory will require sitting a written exam during the repeat exam period.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Classes of engineering materials
  2. Nature and structure of materials (atomic and molecular structure)
  3. Crystalline structures
  4. MetalIic, polymeric and ceramic material structures
  5. Simple phase diagrams
  6. Iron-carbon phase diagram
  7. Metallic alloys
  8. Heat treatment of metals
  9. Polymer materials
  10. Polymer processing methods

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Laboratory Practicals Practical Written Report 30 % Week 14 2,3
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % Week 14 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Materials Testing Laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Laboratory Practical 7.5 Once Per Semester 0.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5.5 Weekly 5.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1998-05-12 Engineering Materials Volume 1: v. 1 Longman
ISBN 0582319285 ISBN-13 9780582319288
Recommended Reading
2004-09-03 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 0471660817 ISBN-13 9780471660811
Recommended Reading
2011-09-19 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing 11E with DVD John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 0470924675 ISBN-13 9780470924679

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources

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URL Resources

https://www.youtube.com/user/MaterialsScience2000 (22-03-2018)

Other Resources

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Additional Information

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