SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2H324912
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Engineering Materials

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the behavior of engineering material under different types of mechanical loading conditions and appreciate its usefulness during product design stage.


Materials Testing Methods such as hardness tester, tensile tester, torsional apparatus, fatigue tester and spark test to quantify mechanical properties such as toughness; hardness; ductility, UTS and Elastic and Torsional modulus.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to :1. Differentiate various types of mechanical loads experienced by structural and machine members (AM1 / AM4)2. Demonstrate the behaviour of materials under loading through standard laboratory tests and assess the mechanical properties of materials. (AM1 / AM4)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The practical sessions will be used to convey the concepts of the principles covered, with suitable laboratory experiments. The lecture material will be reinforced and consolidated through laboratory sessions. Private study will be used to reinforce material delivered on relevant topics. Independent learning will be encouraged to satisfy the student's particular interests.

Indicative Reading

Smith W., and Javad H., 2009. Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering . 5th ed. McGraw-Hill Publications.

Transferrable Skills

Experimental Setup, Procedure and Report; Group work analysis and design.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 50.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Practicals (FT) 40.00
Lectures (FT) 2.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Skill card+ Viva voce +Lab report : 50%
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End Term lab test : 25% (Unseen - 1 ½ Hours)
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid Term lab test : 25% (Unseen - 1 ½ Hours)