Module title: Metallic Materials

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC11115
Module leader: Alicja Stankiewicz
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, 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: Alan Davidson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LOs1 to 6 will involve the use of traditional lecture and tutorial methods; LO2 and LO5 will also involve the use of practical exercises and 'real-life' case studies.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Employability and PDP skills will be embedded into all face-to-face sessions and the classes on crystal structures, phase diagrams and failure mechanisms 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 and an assignment - which will be partly based on a practical session. Throughout the module, there will be example sessions and tutorial discussions where a student's progress can be monitored. LOs 1, 2, 3 and 5 will be assessed in the coursework while all LOs will be assessed in the formal examination.
Research/ teaching linkages

Materials research carried out by the teaching team at Edinburgh Napier on cast irons, aluminium alloys and failure mechanisms will complement the teaching material.

Supporting equality and diversity
The module has traditionally been attended by students of different nationalities and this, allied to the multi-national aspects of metallic materials used in applications as diverse as communication lines and structural edificies, will ensure that equality, diversity and international issues will be addressed at every opportunity.

Report writing guide will be included to help international students and those not familiar with report writing. The wide range of learning modes e.g. lecture, tutorial, seminar, hands-on laboratory, laboratory demonstrations will provide diversity. Virtual Learning Environment Vista management and learning materials will complement face-to-face learning and should help disabled and mature students and part-time students.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2,3,5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Metallic Structures: slip systems, imperfections, dislocation production and movement, diffusion.
Phase Diagrams and Transformations: eutectic, solid solution, partial, peritectic, intermediate compounds; structural transformations, hardenability; heat treatments.
Deformation: formability, superplasticity, hot and cold working processes; hardening and strengthening mechanisms.
Failure Mechanisms: creep, fatigue, stress raisers, fracture toughness.
Metal Processing: iron, steel, aluminium, copper, nickel




Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: critically appraise the importance of crystal structures and their imperfections to metallic materials
LO2: interpret phase equilibrium diagrams and discuss the importance of cooling rate on phase changes
LO3: compare strengthening mechanisms for metallic materials.
LO4: compare the processing techniques for common metallic materials
LO5: appraise failure mechanisms in metallic materials and the importance of fracture toughness
LO6: relate the properties of metallic materials to specific applications

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MEC11115 - Metallic materials