Engineering 3 EDUC4098

  • 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
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course provides an opportunity to learn about the nature of a range of materials common to engineering and technology from more traditional materials through to modern smart material systems.

Timetable

Weekly: one hour lecture; one hour tutorial or one hour materials testing lab.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Students will produce a 1,500 word report of an investigation (50%) and will also undertake a degree examination (50%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

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

 

This course enables students to have the knowledge to meet the GTCS Standard for Provisional Registration as follows:

 

2.1.1 Have knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development

2.1.2 Have knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum

2.1.4 Have knowledge and understanding of contexts for learning to fulfil their responsibilities in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and interdisciplinary learning

3.1.1 Plan coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners' needs and abilities

3.1.2 Communicate effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively

 

The course will also develop the following graduate attributes: Subject Specialists; Investigative; Resourceful and Responsible; Confident; Adaptable.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate understanding of the basic structure and properties of materials and the importance of these in design.

■ Explain the nature of materials and their behaviour under load and identify which properties of materials are relevant in a range of contexts.

■ Investigate the properties of one material and justify its use in a product, comparing its properties to other appropriate materials.

■ Explain the nature of: common steels and alloys, plastics and composites, and smart materials.

■ Communicate clearly in appropriate technical language.

■ Demonstrate appropriate numeric and problem-solving skills.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must have an 80% attendance or better at all timetabled classes. Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment. Students must achieve at least a D3 grade.