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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title Surface Engineering
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 17690
Module Lead Dr Hanshan Dong
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description This module is designed to introduce the principles of surface engineering and its application to the design and manufacturing of engineering components. It covers design aspects of tribology, an introduction to a range of surface engineering technologies (including thermal, thermochemical, ion beam, energy beam, thermal spraying, PVD/CVD techniques), a review of applications of advanced surface engineering technologies, surface analysis and testing techniques, and surface system design. Cost-effectiveness, fitness for purpose and environmental aspects of surface engineering are also discussed as appropriate throughout the course.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:Explain what is meant by surface engineering;Describe the principles of typical Surface Engineering technologies;Demonstrate typical applications of surface engineering technologies;Appreciate the technological, economic and social impact of surface engineering;Compare and contrast surface engineering technologies;Apply surface engineering principles to the solution of problems;Select an optimum process for a specific application;Measure and evaluate the performance of surface systems;Synthesise surface engineering information/data from various resources.
Assessment 17690-04 : Exam Mark : Exam (School Arranged) - Open Book (70%)
17690-06 : Lab Report : Coursework (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Exam 70%, Coursework 30%
Reading List DTI (ed). 1986. Wear Resistant Surfaces in Engineering: A Guide to Their Production, Properties and Selection. Crown.
Surface Engineering Committee of Institute of Materials, Foresight in Surface Engineering. DTI. October 2002.
Bell, T. 1990. 'Surface Engineering: past, present and future.' Surface Engineering 6, 31-40.
CEST. 1991. Future of Surface Engineering in the UK. Centre for Exploitation of Science and Technology.