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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title Introduction to Materials
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 18512
Module Lead Dr Yu-Lung Chiu
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description The module is intended to introduce Materials Science to students with a first degree in physical science or engineering other than Materials. It will introduce the relationship between processing, microstructure and properties for the main classes of materials: metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. The understanding of materials microstructures will be underpinned by knowledge of crystal structures and phase diagrams. The relationship between material microstructures and common physical and mechanical properites of materials will be introduced.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:Research into and explain fundamental concepts associated with materials science;Use a range of phase diagrams to understand the development of material structures from their liquid state;Recognise the relationship beween the microstructure and properties of ceramis, polymers, metals and composites;Identify and explain the development of common material microstructures in relation to materials processing;Describe and understand the purpose of tensile, hardness, creep, fatigue and impact testing of materials.
Assessment 18512-01 : Tutorial : Coursework (25%)
18512-04 : Report : Class Test (25%)
18512-05 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Open Book (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Two hour written exam (50%), coursework (50%)
Reading List Callister WD, Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering/An Interactive e-Text, 5th Ed, John Wiley and Sons Inc, 2001