Module Title:   Fundamentals of Materials

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG0304L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 3

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Martyn

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop knowledge and understanding of the influence of material structure (from atomic through to microstructural) on the chemical and physical properties of materials.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratories.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   120.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   14.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   16.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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

1.1 Confidently explain and discuss the nature of different properties of materials in relation to their structure.
1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical nature of materials and reaction kinetics.

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

2.1 Apply principles of theory to recommend suitable materials, based on their structure and properties, for engineering problems.
2.2 Perform elementary calculations using material properties
2.3 Apply the principles of chemical reactions to solve problems set in an engineering context.

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

3.1 Manage and interpret data.
3.2 Present technical data and analysis in formal reports.
3.3 Solve problems systematically using the scientific principles and theory.
3.4 Communicate technical information in a concise, confident, manner.
3.5 Work as part of a team.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   20%
  1500 Word Reports
  Presentation   10%
  Group presentation

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
States of matter, Gas Laws & Avogadro constant, atom and electronic structure, primary and secondary bonding, polymorphism & carbon hybridisation, hard sphere modelling & crystal lattices & defects, mechanical properties, mechanisms for enhancing properties, thermal properties.
Enthalpy: heats of formation & combustion, Hess` Law, catalysts and activation energy, equilibrium, constant ( Kc), Le Chateliers Principle, organic reaction mechanisms, simple reactions of alcohols, carboxylic acids & amines.

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