15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: AER330

Aims/Description: This module will provide an insight into the design, manufacture and in-service performance of aerospace materials and components. This will normally be a collaboration with Rolls-Royce (Derby) who will set a real technical challenge. Small group sizes will undertake experimental work and present a report that will require an in-depth literature review. To supplement the main technical challenge there will be focussed technical seminars on relevant topics. These topics will be provided by both academics and engineers. In addition, we will provide seminars on employability skills, data handling, quality and safety in the aerospace materials sector.

Restrictions on availability: Limited to 30 students.

Teaching Methods: To meet the learning outcomes the basic course content will be delivered by site visits, industry seminars, technical seminar case studies by industry, specific lectures by academics supported by supplementary material on the VLE for use in independent learning. Independent study is expected to be used for additional reading around the topic area. This will be essential in enabling students to develop an appropriately deep understanding of the information presented in the site visit, seminars and lectures as well as via supplementary material on the VLE.
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK