Introduction to Materials module details

Module Title - Introduction to Materials
Number of credits – 10

Module description

The module is intended to introduce Materials Science to students with a first degree in physical science, chemistry, biology or engineering, (other than Materials).

It will introduce the relationship between processing, microstructure and properties for the main classes of materials: metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.

The understanding of material microstructures will be underpinned by knowledge of crystal structures and phase diagrams. The relationship between material microstructures and common physical and mechanical properties of materials will be introduced.

Contact time - 100 hours.