15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Engineered materials are an integral part of our society, from being used in household objects and construction to nuclear reactors and spacecraft. Materials Science and Engineering bridges the gap between science and engineering, allowing us to improve the performance of existing materials, or produce new materials, to suit any application. This module introduces students to the fundamental principles of Materials Science and Engineering. Students will gain an understanding of how material properties are dependent on atomic structure and processing and an appreciation of how of Materials Science and Engineering underpins a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Staff Contact: CHEN PEIYU
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (General engineering course in IPE):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK