Materials & Processes T3 EDUC4047

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The aim of this course is to give an overview of common materials used for product manufacture and engineering. The course should allow students to understand the structure and properties of materials, how these influence design, as well as the manufacturing processes associated with the given materials.

Timetable

weekly

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to give an overview of common materials used for product manufacture and engineering. The course should allow students to understand the structure and properties of materials, how these influence design, as well as the manufacturing processes associated with the given materials.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

The course will address the following benchmarks for ITE: 1.1.1; 1.1.2; 1.1.4; 1.3.2; 2.4.1
At the end of the course the students will:-
understand the importance of materials in design
know about common properties of materials
understand and be able to explain the behaviour of materials under load
be able to decide which properties of materials are required for particular designs;
have studied at least one material in depth and discussed its use in a product;
understand the basic structure of materials
appreciate the range and nature of the common construction materials
understand the range and nature of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, including their failure mechanisms
understand the range and nature of plastics and composites.
develop the following core skills: Communication; Numeracy; Problem Solving.
to develop an understanding of the manufacturing processes associated with given materials.

Information Technology; Working with Others.