Core Module Information
Module title: Materials and Manufacture

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC08100
Module leader: Dongyang Sun
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Structure, properties and applications of ceramics, polymers and metals. Processing and its effect on properties (including phase diagrams and heat treatments). Commodity and engineering thermoplastics, fundamentals principles of mixing and 2D forming processes (compounding, extrusion and thermoforming), 3D forming (casting, moulding and machining), materials selection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: explain the structure and properties of materials;
LO2: determine the basic mechanical properties of materials;
LO3: outline the processing characteristics and properties of materials;
LO4: select suitable materials and manufacturing processes for given applications.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dongyang Sun
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods
The objective is to provide the learner with both the knowledge and the understanding of materials (LO 1-2) and basic manufacturing processes (LO 3-4) through a combination of lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratories.
LO 2 for example, can only be achieved by hand-on practical work. Extensive use will be made of materials in ‘real’ manufacturing situations through case studies, video, and if resources allow visits to industry or visits by guest speaker from industry.

Embedding of employability skills
Currently topical subjects in materials science and manufacturing industry will be introduced to the students by the teaching team and additional outside speakers, e.g. materials for energy, materials for displays.

Research/ teaching linkages
The materials group has significant research activity and also extensive industrial contacts which will naturally feed into the teaching on this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
The style, pace of presentation and lecture notes are continually monitored and reviewed through feedback from students to ensure that they are suitable for all types of students, e.g. part-time, full-time, mature, overseas and those with special needs.
All lecture, tutorial and assessment materials are available in Moodle to permit access to a diverse student group. Academic help and support is provided on a weekly basis in the timetabled classes. Engineering Plus sessions, provided by the School, are available as a drop-in support facility for all students.

The global nature of the materials and manufacturing industry will be emphasised throughout this module. However, examples relating to Scotland will be highlighted wherever possible.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Tutorial work will be entirely formative with laboratory & research reports (LO 2&4), final examination (LO 1-4) being summative. Assessments will include practical laboratory work (LO 2)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours190
Expected Total Study Hours for Module190

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 12 2 1 HOURS= 12, WORDS= 0
Report 28 2 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Materials and Manufacture