KB4041 - Materials & Manufacturing

What will I learn on this module?

This module introduces you to the subjects of materials and manufacturing within?the programme.?You will be introduced to how different types of materials are structured and their composition and ultimately how this influences their properties and behaviour. You will also explore how to make things using our practical workshop facilities using different methods and link appropriate manufacturing techniques to different types of materials. You will examine and consider the environmental and societal impact of material selection and different manufacturing approaches.

How will I learn on this module?

Active learning sessions, in a range of environments, will be?used to present you with new material and assist you in exploring fundamental concepts and topics within the module.? Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to?well-defined,?authentic engineering problems. A problem-solving focused curriculum will allow you to explore and understand conventional solutions and provide an opportunity for innovative discovery of alternatives. Learning activities will enable students to work collaboratively through the development of teamwork and communication skills, and the encouragement of creative thinking to solve engineering problems.?

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During your active learning sessions, academic support will be available to facilitate your exploration of the problem-solving activities. Formative feedback will be provided by the module team, including answering student queries and providing guidance concerning the module such as assessments and your academic progress. The electronic learning platform (eLP) provides a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning. Contact with academic tutors and your peers outside formal teaching hours is encouraged through dedicated ‘office hours’, discussion boards and messaging systems within the eLP. Professional support staff, such as Ask4Help, provide the first point of contact for a range of queries, including, for example, those concerning assessment submission, late submission/extensions, and other administrative issues.

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?

Knowledge & Understanding:??

MLO1. Apply?knowledge?and understanding?of scientific principles and methodology related to solving?well-defined?materials and manufacturing engineering problems.?

MLO2. Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and manufacturing processes to plan and undertake well-defined programmes of work.
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Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:?

MLO3. Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate well-defined problems and recognise the need for quality management systems and continuous improvement.

Personal Values Attributes?(Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):?

MLO4. Apply creativity and curiosity to analyse well-defined problems reaching substantiated conclusions relating to materials engineering and manufacturing.?

MLO5. Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of materials engineering and manufacturing solutions to well-defined problems.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment

Academic staff on the module will assess you in a formative manner to help build your confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Your formative feedback will be given to you either verbally by academic staff on the module during formally scheduled teaching sessions or using the eLP. Your formative feedback aims to help you learn and prepare for the submission of your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment

Academic staff on the module will assess you in a summative manner by two pieces of assessment;

Component 1 to assess your understanding of materials and manufacturing processes as well as practical and workshop skills (MLOs 2 and 3) through completing workshop based problem-solving application type activities summarised in a written submission. Component 2, to assess your ability to apply your knowledge, understanding and creative problem solving within well defined problems in materials and manufacturing processes (MLOs 1, 4 and 5) through completing an industry compatible written submission which reflects environmental and societal impacts.

Feedback will be provided electronically through the eLP or student email within 20 working days of the date of submission.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module introduces you to the subjects of materials and manufacturing within?the programme.?You will be introduced to how different types of materials are structured and their composition and ultimately how this influences their properties and behaviour. You will also explore how to make things using our practical workshop facilities using different methods and link appropriate manufacturing techniques to different types of materials.?You will examine and consider the environmental and societal impact of material selection and different manufacturing approaches. Active learning sessions will be used to present you with new material and assist you in exploring?fundamental?concepts and topics within the module.? Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to?constrained, but?authentic,?engineering problems.? The module utilises the electronic learning platform (eLP) to provide a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning.

Course info

UCAS Code H3P6

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 2024 or September 2025

Fee Information

Module Information

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