Module Title:   Materials 1 (Physics of Materials)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG0007M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 3

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr SC Mitchell

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof I McColm

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce the fundamentals of the physics of materials as a basis for studying a degree in engineering.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Workshop-style laboratory classes are used to introduce the relevant concepts. These are re-emphasised and formalised using lectures. Understanding is deepened by numerical problem solving in seminars and tutorials.

Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   10.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   11.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   15.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Explain the fundamentals of material properties and the underlying physics behind them.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Apply knowledge of material properties to simple engineering problems.
2.2 Perform elementary calculations using material properties.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3 Apply scientific methodology, interpret data and solve problems systematically.

  Examination - closed book 1.50 50%
  Laboratory Report   50%
  1000 word laboratory report

Outline Syllabus:
Matter and Molecules: states of matter, elements and compounds, amounts of substance, the Avogadro constant, intermolecular forces, changes in state Thermal Properties of Materials: thermal expansion, specific heat capacity and sensible heat, latent heat, conduction, convection, radiation. Gaseous Materials: the ideal gas equation.

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