Core Module Information
Module title: Materials and Manufacture 2

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

Module code: MEC09404
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, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
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:
The module follows a block lecturing approach, where approximately half of the lectures are delivered by the Module Leader or Edinburgh Napier colleague in a five day block during week 0 of the trimester, tutorials will be posted on Moodle and the students will upload their tutorial answers for comments and feedback from the tutor. A blended learning philosophy is adopted on the module, where the students are required to enhance their independent learner skills through an active approach to learning. the students will attend the university for a further 5 days during week 7 of the trimester, this will give the tutor the chance to assess the quality and depth of each students' learning before delivering the rest of the module lectures.
LO 1, 2 taught through active learning in the Materials laboratory at Edinburgh Napier University - Failure analysis investigation utilising various forensic tools available and polymer processing parameters in the polymer manufacturing facilities. LO 1-5 knowledge will be imparted through the lecture series and deeper knowledge and understanding will be student led by tutorials, and structured self-learning.

Formative Assessment:
Practical sessions (LO1-2) and tutorials (LO1-5) will cover formative assessment

Summative Assessment:
Coursework and Exam (3hr) (LO1-5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 2,4,5 11 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 3
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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