Materials Engineering 5 ENG5300
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course considers the use of nano-materials, with specific focus on the enhanced properties they offer in mechanical engineering. Aspects of the mechanisms underlying nano-material properties, together with manufacturing approaches used to incorporate these materials into finished devices will be covered. Finally, considerations that must be made before selecting nano-materials (for example, safety, cost and performance) will be reviewed.
1 (2 hour) lecture per week
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
50% Written Exam
50% Written Assignment, inclusing Essays: 2 essays (each worth 25%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aims of this course are to:
■ introduce various nano-materials in a mechanical engineering context;
■ explore the properties that nano-materials offer and look at ways that they can be incorporated into device manufacture;
■ discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages offered by some example nano-materials.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ list a selection of nano-materials employed in mechanical engineering, including the properties they exhibit and examples of their use;
■ summarise the methods used to evaluate nano-material properties;
■ describe the advantages and disadvantages offered by the use of nano-materials;
■ detail the production methods used to incorporate nano-materials into devices;
■ evaluate the suitability of nano-materials for specific applications, suggesting suitable manufacture methods as appropriate.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.