Module title:Materials and Manufacturing: Core Engineering 2
Module codeECM1107
Module lecturers:Prof Meiling Zhu
Module credits:15

The material components of a product determine how efficiently it works. If the manufacturers of a railway carriage wheel use the incorrect combination of material components, this can cause it to break and spell disaster for passengers.  

The changing research interests of lecturers keep this module fresh, meaning you can keep up to date with the latest developments in materials and manufacturing. You will learn how to relate basic theory to current technology such as carbon nanotubes, nanocomposites and rapid manufacture techniques. Furthermore, the module will introduce you to the fundamental material solids that engineers use, such as metals, polymers, composites, glasses and ceramics. You will also have the chance to explore why materials behave the way they do, how they differ and what we can do to manipulate them to create products. Moreover, you will take part in lab work to make and test different kinds of polymer, and study common manufacturing techniques by practically trying and testing them.  

Prerequisite module: ECM1102 or equivalent

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