Core Module Information
Module title: Materials and Manufacture

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

Module code: MEC08701
Module leader: Dongyang Sun
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


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, machining), materials selection, process selection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

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,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dongyang Sun
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Through this module you will gain both the
knowledge and understanding of materials
(LO 1-2) and basic manufacturing
processes (LO 3-4) through a combination
of lectures, tutorials and hands-on
you can achieve LO 2 by hand-on practical
work or through data analysis of test data.
We will use materials in ‘real’
manufacturing situations through case
studies, videos, and if resources allow
visits to industry or visits by guest speaker
from industry.
You will gain experience of software
packages such as Office to enable
academic writing and data analysis of
results both of which will help you in future
modules and future employment.
We will explore relevant topical subjects in
materials science and the manufacturing
industry will also be introduced to the
students by the teaching team.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment in the form regular
tutorials will lead you through the module
content covering all LO's as part of the
learning journey into materials engineering.
This will facilitate a knowledge and
understanding of the topic in weekly
sessions this will include directed study
form notes, lectures and textbooks, but will
also enable you to demonstrate an
understanding with open ended questions.
Furthermore these sessions will enable
tutors to monitor student progress and
make adjustments and offer support as

Summative Assessment:
The final examination will be 2 hours not
including reading time and this will cover all
the Learning outcomes for the module (LO
1-4). Learning outcome 2 will also be
assessed via a report based on practical
data collected or provided on a set of
mechanical tests, this data will enable you
to determine the properties of materials
and demonstrate academic writing in the
form of a report.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 2 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,4 1 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Materials and Manufacture