KB5006 - Manufacturing Technology

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn about the connection of design, materials performance and manufacturing through lectures, seminars and practical classes. Starting with materials and processes classification you will explore topical such as: The relationships of; Design, Materials, Manufacturing and Form, Function and the environment in materials and process selection; Casting and moulding processes in metals and polymers; Machining processes and machine tools; joining processes and equipment; micro-manufacturing and fabrication of microelectronic devices; and surface roughness and measurement; surface treatments, coatings and cleaning.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and practical classes supporting the transfer of knowledge and development of skills. Your abilities will be formed in the classroom and through the investigation and application of practical issues in laboratories through the solving of industrial problems and the tackling of open-ended design problems. You will be given formative feedback on this work in seminasr and laboratories to assist you in developing your understanding and summative feedback on all assessments.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The direct contact with tutors in lectures will support your development of knowledge and the laboratory sessions will give opportunities to apply it and to discuss what happens and develop what you are learning so that you can improve. This will be enhanced by the tutors giving you guidance on what else to read and engage with so that you can finally develop your own ability to seek out further information. Another perspective will be provided by using guest lectures. The guided learning arising for the class contact will be supplemented by resources made available on the eLP.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

You will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of engineering equipment, processes and products to enable a critical appraisal of their functional characteristics and quality.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2 Apply critical and evaluative approaches to solving real world engineering problems.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO3 Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse your collaboration and investigative abilities.
MLO4 Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and have an awareness of ethical considerations.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessments

1, Coursework (30% 2500 words or equivalent)
Addressing MLOs 2, 3 & 4.

Examination (70%, 2.5 hr) addressing MLOs 1, 2 & 3.

Written individual feedback will be provided on each piece of summatively assessed work within 20 days of submission.

Formative assessment: will take place during seminar sessions. The formative engagement feedback on an individual basis as you undertake problem solving in class.





Module abstract

Engineering is fundamentally connected to making and improving useful things and so manufacturing is an important area for the Engineering Profession. To support your gaining employment to practice as an engineer you will need to develop your knowledge and skills in manufacturing technology. This will include consideration of processing the major materials through a critical selection of manufacturing technologies and processes. You will also need to learn to appreciate the relationship between design, engineering materials and manufacturing processes. You will be offered the opportunity to achieve these abilities and improve your career prospects through engaging with a problem solving approach to learning.

Course info

UCAS Code H304

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020 or September 2021

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