Core Module Information
Module title: Materials and Manufacture 2

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

Module code: MEC09104
Module leader: Neil Shearer
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

Fatigue failures and crack growth rates; stress raisers and fracture toughness; high temperature failures; toughening of ceramics; Surface engineering - coatings, applications; corrosion; wear. Processing and properties of composites; joining techniques; high performance thermoplastics; Moulding techniques (Injection & additive manufacture). Materials and design; materials selection; process selection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: explain the modes of failure mechanisms in engineering components and illustrate how these failures can be minimised;
LO2: assess the processing features and resulting properties of engineering materials;
LO3: compare surface finishing systems in component manufacture;
LO4: relate the importance of design to materials and manufacture;
LO5: choose appropriate materials and processes for engineering applications.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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: Neil Shearer
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs1, 2 and 3 will involve the use of traditional lecture and tutorial methods but will also involve the use of 'real-life' case studies in practical sessions. Traditional lecture and tutorial sessions will deliver LOs 4 and 5 aided by appropriate software packages (for example CES Edupak).

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Employability and PDP skills will be embedded into all face-to-face sessions and the classes on fatigue, creep and fracture toughness involve high levels of numeracy, problem solving and communication, all of which will enhance the employability of students on this module.

Research/ teaching linkages:
Materials research carried out by the teaching team at Edinburgh Napier on fuel cells, composites and conductive polymers will complement the teaching material.

The student cohort is large (normally in excess of 100) and is international; as such, equality, diversity and international issues will be addressed at every opportunity.

Supporting equality and diversity
The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (on Moodle) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students. Engineering Plus is provided by the School as a drop-in support facility for all students.

Formative Assessment:
Regular tutorials are formative, the practical sessions are also a form of formative assessment as the sessions involve much student interaction with the taught elements of the module

Summative Assessment:
LO 4 & 5 are assessed through a report.
LO 1-5 are assessed by formal examination.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 141
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 4,5 9 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Materials and Manufacture 2