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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title Materials Characterisation and Design for Manufacture
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 17185
Module Lead Dr Stephen Kukureka
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-70 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-8 hours
Tutorial-10 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 110 hours
Description The module will first introduce a broad view of the design process: identifying customer needs; establishing product specifications; concept generation and selection; product architecture; industrial design stages; prototyping; economics of production; manufacturing design for shaped metal components; industrial quality issues. Characterisation of materials via optical microscopy, SEM and TEM, DTA and X-rays.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • explain fully the steps in the design process;
  • critically evaluate aspects of the processing route for consumer products;
  • describe the manufacturing process in an industrial context;
  • critically evaluate the common methods of materials characterisation;
  • critically evaluate commercial rapid prototyping methods;
  • Work as an effective member of a team;
  • contribute fully to an oral and written report as part of a team.

(UK-Spec Learning Outcomes:- US1, US3, E1, E4, D1-D3, D5, D6, S1-S5, P1-P3, P6, P7)

Assessment 17185-01 : Exam mark : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (80%)
17185-03 : Coursework : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions One 2hr written unseen exam (80%); Case study report (20%)
Other None
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