Core Module Information
Module title: Materials and Manufacture 2

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

Module code: MEC09704
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; corrosion; toughening of ceramics; thermal spraying and vacuum deposition; electroplating and hot dipping; processing and properties of composites; joining techniques; high performance thermoplastics; moulding techniques (compression, transfer and injection); hollow forming, rotational moulding; blow moulding; materials and design; materials selection; process selection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, you should be able to:
LO1: Explain the modes of failure mechanisms in engineering components and illustrate how these
failures can be minimised
LO2: Accurately 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,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Neil Shearer
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module follows a block teaching approach where the lectures, tutorials and practicals are delivered by the Module Leader or Edinburgh Napier colleague in 2 x 1 week blocks. Additional support is provided by the Module Leader through on-line help and discussion and a local tutor is also available for help. The local tutor is provided with all the learning materials to support the delivery. Practicals are undertaken in the teaching blocks and may also be provided after the teaching block. Email communication between the local tutor and the Module Leader ensure that the tutor’s queries are resolved and that the module is supported in the appropriate manner.
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 work to be undertaken is contained within a series of learning modules. Each learning module contains face-to-face activities of lectures and tutorials where the main subject themes are taught. In addition within each learning module students will be asked to complete a range of directed learning activities which are based on active learning and encourages students to develop as independent learners.
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.

Assessment (formative and summative):
The assessments will be a formal examination (LO 1-5) and an assignment (LO 4,5) - Throughout the module, there will be example sessions and tutorial discussions where a student's progress can be monitored.

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.

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 137
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
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 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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