Module Catalogue 2023/24

CME8056 : Manufacturing, Materials and Processes (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Hemantha Yeddu
  • Lecturer: Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela, Dr Piergiorgio Gentile
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

Knowledge of materials engineering to Bachelor level.

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



The module aims to provide students with an understanding of how materials are selected and manufactured in particular industrial applications. Examples from a broad range of industries will illustrate how this is achieved and provide practical insight to extend their basic knowledge of materials and maufacturing. Students will gain an understanding of the development of new materials for specific applications.

The module will also develop the student abilities in searching the literature, report writing and in making oral presentations based on their research.

Outline Of Syllabus

A range of topics of industrial significance will be introduced through a series of case studies. Each study will be presented through a series of lectures. Student groups will then be expected to undertake further research on specified tasks and to present their findings in the form of written reports, and, where appropriate, posters and presentations.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to:

Understand the role of design, automation and metrology in modern manufacturing processes
Apply selection criteria for materials and manufacturing processes
Have a familiarity with a range of modern materials and their applications

Intended Skill Outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to:

Appreciate the importance of continuous developments in materials and manufacturing processes to improve component quality.

Appreciate the importance of design and materials selection in modern manufacturing processes.

Be familiar with information sources for materials data

Be able to work as a group / team to present technical information

Be able to write a good quality technical report

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion415:0060:004 x Technical Reports
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1106:00106:00Review lecture material and prepare for small group teaching
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding of new and established materials is conveyed by a combination of lectures and additional information derived from directed research by the students themselves. The students will receive six lectures on a topic, then they will be directed to an area of the topic to study, after which they will check over that material in a tutorial session.

Students will use group work to aid study and will in addition be required to submit a technical report on topics selected by the lecturers either individually or in groups.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M25Technical report (1500 words)
Report2M25Technical Report (1500 words)
Report2M25Technical Report (1500 words)
Report2M25Technical Report (1500 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are primarily tested by report/presentation/poster. These assessment methods assess students' critical thinking, research and reporting skills.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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