Core Module Information
Module title: Plastics Materials

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

Module code: MEC11116
Module leader: Reza Salehiyan
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


Description of module content:

Structure, properties and applications of commodity, engineering and high performance thermoplastics and thermosets. Polymer blends, materials & process selection.
Manufacturing with polymers including Injection moulding, thermoforming and extrusion.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: You will gain an understanding of various polymer structures and relate this to the properties of plastics materials.
LO2: Be able to evaluate plastics and determine their properties [mechanical & chemical].
LO3: Critically assess the effect of additives on the processing and service properties of polymer materials.
LO4: Be proficient at justifying the selection of suitable plastic materials & processing methods for specified applications.
LO5: We will explore and appraise the latest developments, or social issues, related to plastics their use, reuse, recycling and disposal.

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: Reza Salehiyan
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 4
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 5 13 HOURS= 00.00, 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:
Plastics Materials