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MEng Materials Engineering Courses - topics included


I. Materials Manufacturing Process and Organisation
  1. Theory of Metal Forming - Stress States and Yielding Criteria
  2. Metal Forming - Introduction to Deformation Processes
  3. Metal Forming - Energy Estimates for Deformation Processes
  4. Macroscopic properties of solids and interfaces of metals, semiconductors and isolators, elastic properties, thermal properties, magnetic properties, dielectric properties
  5. Functional Behaviour of Materials
  6. Functionaly graded materials
  7. Biomaterials and Biomedical Materials
  8. Ferroelectric Materials
  9. Piezoelectric Materials
  10. Ferromagnetic Materials
  11. Semiconductors
  12. Chemical and Environmental Behaviour of Materials
  13. Recycling of Metals and Plastics
  14. Introduction to Quality Assurance
II. Techniques for Studying Materials
  1. Optical Microscopy and Specimen Preparation
  2. Diffraction and Imaging
  3. X-ray Diffraction, diffraction on periodic structures, methods of structural analyses
  4. Indexing Diffraction Patterns
  5. Atomic Structure and Microstructure of Materials
  6. Atomic Scale Structure of Metals
  7. Lattice Planes and Miller Indices
  8. Introduction to Anisotropy of Metals and Textures
  9. Solid Solutions
  10. Introduction to Dislocations
  11. Phase Diagrams and Solidification
  12. Ellingham Diagrams
  13. Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
  14. Introduction to Mechanical Testing
  15. Slip in Single Crystals
  16. Fracture of Glass
  17. The Ductile-Brittle Transition
  18. Creep Deformation of Metals
III. The use of a wide range of computer-based tools that assist engineers
  1. The use of computer-based tools that assist engineers, in their design activities -computer-aided design (CAD)
  2. The use of a wide range of Product Lifecycle Management computer-based software tools, that assist engineers in the manufacture or prototyping of product components - computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
  3. Computer-aided Industrial Design
  4. Materials modelling across a spectrum of length and time scales, particularly emphasising the interplay between theory, simulation, and experiment.
  5. Theory and simulation of materials based on electronic-structure calculations, atomistic simulations such as molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo, microstructure-level techniques such as finite-element methods, and continuum equations.
  6. Finite Element Modeling and Validation
  7. Parallel computing and scientific visualisation relevant to materials design as a multidisciplinary enterprise.
  8. Computer aided materials design (CAMD)
  9. Computer aided materials selection (CAMS)
  10. Introduction to Information Technology