Core Module Information
Module title: Smart Materials and Surfaces

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

Module code: MEC11118
Module leader: Neil Shearer
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

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

Description of module content:

Smart materials - structures, properties and applications
Substrate/coating bonding: structure of surfaces and interfaces, adhesion theory, surface energy.
Solid phase deposition: thermal spray, powder coatings, and enamels.
Liquid phase deposition: electrodeposition, electroless, and conversion.
Vapour phase deposition: CVD and PVD, ion implantation.
Surface properties and performance: residual stress, adhesion, friction, wear, lubrication, thickness, and roughness.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Explain the structure and properties of smart materials.
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bonding of coatings to substrates.
LO3: Evaluate solid, liquid and vapour deposition techniques.
LO4: Select appropriate materials and coating processes for specific applications.
LO5: Evaluate the properties and performance of smart materials and coated substrates

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Neil Shearer
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 143
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 25 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 25 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2 & 3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100