By the end of the module the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical bonding of common materials and crystal defects;
- Perform simple crystallographic manipulations and calculations;
- Have very basic knowledge of crystal defects, vacancies, dislocations and interfaces;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the main features of selected practical phase diagrams and the elementary principles of microstructure development.
(UK-Spec Learning Outcomes:- US1, US2, E2,P1)