Module title: Materials for Product Manufacture (Distance Learning)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC09101
Module leader: Mike Barker
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Module code: MEC08100
Module title: Materials and Manufacture
Examples of equivalent learning: Materials and manufacture equivalent to SCQF level 8.


Description of module content:

As materials only become useful when they are made into products, this module offers a broad introduction to the process of designing and manufaturing products using the main classes of materials including metals, plastics, ceramics and composites. Initially, a review of design strategies, the product design specification and guidelines for optimising products is carried out, followed by a consideration of prototyping manufacturing processes, service applications, assembly, disassembly and recycling.
In detail the module covers: (i) the design activity; (ii) the product design specification; (iii) the main classes of engineering materials in terms of properties and selection; (iv) process performance and selection;
(iv) manufacturing decisions; (v) new product development; (vi) prototyping, shaping, joining, finishing and recycling of products; (vii) product case studies covering all aspects of design, materials selection, process selection, manufacture, use and recycling.



Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: review the design activity, product design strategies and the product design specification.
LO2: assess the properties of engineering materials and select suitable combinations of materials and manufacturing processes for prototype and finished products.
LO3: apply a knowledge of the processes and economics associated with new product development and demonstrate an understanding of the impact of environment, safety requirements and technological developments.
LO4: demonstrate a knowledge of the basic principles employed in shaping, joining, finishing and recycling of products.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - L EDWARDS AND M ENDEAN (1995) MANUFACTURING WITH MATERIALS: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0750627549
Core - W D CALLISTER AND D G RETHWISCH (2015) MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: WILEY, 9th ed. - ISBN: 9781118319222
Recommended - K ULRICH AND S EPPINGER (2003) PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: MCGRAW-HILL EDUCATION (ISE EDITION), 3rd ed. - ISBN: 0071232737
Recommended - M ASHBY AND K JOHNSON (2014) MATERIALS AND DESIGN: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780080982052
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