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ENG2022 : Materials Science II

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Brian Shaw
  • Lecturer: Mr Robert Lambert, Dr Ana Ferreira-Duarte
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To extend ENG1006 Materials I in the areas of processing and microstructure in dictating the mechanical properties of materials and design of components by taking into account fatigue, fracture and creep.

Outline Of Syllabus

-       Overview of materials, with yield and failure mechanisms.
-       Principles of Linear Elastic Fracture mechanics.
-       Fatigue: mechanisms, S-N curves, methods for improving fatigue performance.
-       Creep of engineering materials.
-       Statistical basis of design.
-       Use of the above in design of metallic, polymeric and composite components.
-       Failure of polymers and composites.
-       Case studies on metallic, polymeric and composite components.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials82:0016:008hrs online non-synchronous, pre-recorded video-lectures (student hours consider a multiplier of 2)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:00Present-in-person (non-essential) lectures and module talks.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Preparation and completion of quizzes.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion200:3010:00Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study throughout teaching
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Sem 1 written exam. Can be 24hr format exam depending on C-19 restrictions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Present-in-person (non-essential) laboratory.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Present-in-Person tutorials to support independent study and reinforce skills practice.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline- specific problems identified.
- Tutorials support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.
- Laboratory work enables students to gain hands-on experience in experimental methods and relate to the theory taught during the lectures.

Alternative to PiP in case of public health issues:
- PiP lectures will be replaced by non-synchronous pre-recorded lectures, supported by online synchronous tutorials.
- PiP laboratories will be replaced with virtual laboratories including videos to show materials, equipment, and their functioning and guided activities on analysis of the results. ns.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination901A100Canvas Exam (PiP). Can be converted to a 24 hour format exam depending on the public health situation.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MOnline quizzes to check module knowledge/practice exam format. Canvas Quiz
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment approach will ensure that students have a level of assessed feedback as the course progresses and will highlight to lecturing staff if any learning issues exist.
The in-class quizzes will also be used as a way of providing examples of the question format that will be utilised in the proposed Canvas based exam that will attract 70% of the available marks. The final canvas based exam will be open book, allowing the students to demonstrate the application of the knowledge they have been taught.

Study abroad students considering this module should contact the School to discuss its availability and assessment.

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