Core Module Information
Module title: Metallic Materials

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

Module code: MEC11115
Module leader: Neil Shearer
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


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.
Metal Processing: Extraction and physical metallurgy, involving various metals and alloys. bulk deformation processes included in this module.
Coatings and protection methods for metallic materials, such as electroless deposition.

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: relate the properties of metallic materials to specific applications

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Lauren Hilton
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 4
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 30 2,3,5 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 20 4 6 HOURS= 00.15
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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