MEC1002 : Materials Science I
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Oana Bretcanu
- Lecturer: Dr Iain Evans
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The module covers fundamental aspects of common ferrous and non-ferrous engineering materials, relevant to selection, design and manufacture. The influence of the microstructure and processing methods on the materials properties will be discussed.
Outline Of Syllabus
- Mechanical properties and mechanical testing (tensile test, hardness, impact test)
- Thermal properties
- Binary phase diagrams
- Fe-Fe3C phase diagram
- Relationship between microstructure, heat treatment conditions and properties of plain carbon steel
- Hardening and tempering
- Common manufacturing processes of metals
- Materials selection using Edupack software.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||33||1:00||33:00||Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demo, formative feedback, use of Edupak etc.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||4||1:00||4:00||Practice on materials database software.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||21||1:00||21:00||Revision for end of module examination.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||30||1:00||30:00||Recommended personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||10||1:00||10:00||Recommended personal study to prepare for coursework assessment.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Scheduled on-line contact time||1||1:00||1:00||In class PC assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Scheduled on-line contact time||1||1:00||1:00||End of module In Class PC assessment covering whole syllabus.|
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 extensive self-study required for reading around this discipline and are essential to supplement the lecture information and guidance.
Edupack materials database enables students to practice rational materials selection using an updated, interactive and visual software.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||60||1||M||30||Online PC assignment on taught material (1 hour).|
|PC Examination||60||1||A||70||End of module online PC assignment on taught material (1 hour).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Coursework (PC assessments) provides the most effective way to assess both theoretical understanding and problem solving skills under time constraint as required by industry. Coursework enable more realistic engineering problems to be set. The candidates will be aware of the definitions, SI units and dimensions of physical quantities and be able to apply the broad base of scientific principles which underpin the characteristics and uses of the engineering discipline.