NANOMATERIALS - 2017/8

Module code: ENGM124

Module provider

Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Module Leader

DOREY RA Prof (Mech Eng Sci)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

J500

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 3

Independent Study Hours: 120

Lecture Hours: 21

Tutorial Hours: 2

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework SUMMATIVE COURSEWORK: SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS + LONG ANSWER QUESTION 40%
Coursework SUMMATIVE COURSEWORK: SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS + LONG ANSWER QUESTION 60%

Alternative Assessment

A written examination may be set for students who have failed the coursework assessments and are resitting the assessment in the same academic year.  

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module overview

This course provides an introduction to the synthesis, behaviour and application of materials that are available at the nanometre scale or can be synthesised with features consistent with this length scale.

Module aims

introduce the various classes of nanomaterials and bulk materials with a well-defined and controlled nanostructure

introduce the various classes of nanomaterials and bulk materials with a well-defined and controlled nanostructure

provide an overview of synthesis and manufacturing routes for creating nanomaterials and structures within larger structures and devices

review the techniques required to analyse structures at the nanoscale.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the range and breadth of application of nanomaterials KC
Review critically the potential impact, in all classes of materials, of the control of nanostructure KC
Describe the methods for the chemical and nanostructural characterisation of such materials and select appropriate techniques for a range of situations  KC
Outline the nanotechnology production routes currently available KC
Identify possible opportunities for nanomaterials in product development and enhancement  KT
Explain current issues in Nanomaterials which are complex, conceptually challenging, and are at, or informed by, the forefront of field KC
Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying issues through the appropriate interpretation of assessment questions KCT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content


Indicative content includes:


Nanometallics
Nanoceramic Materials
Nanotubes: Production to Applications
Self Assembled Monolayers
Dispersion of Nanoparticulates in Polymers
Electronic Properties of Nanomaterials
Mechanical Properties of Nanoreinforced Polymers
Analysis of Nanomaterials
SPM: The full range of nanotechniques and relationship to SEM
Surface Analysis
3D atom probe
Focussed Ion Beams
Electron Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials – the new commercialisation challenge
Nanostructured Coatings for Wear Resistant Applications
Nano Enabled Sensors
Nanomaterials and Biosensors.



 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Introduce synthesis, structure-property relationships, analysis and application of a range of nanomaterials. This is achieved principally though lectures and laboratory demonstrations.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures [21 hours]
Tutorials [2 hours]
Demonstrations [2 hours]
Industrial visit to ATI [3 hours]
Coursework  [122 hours] 


The teaching is delivered as a one-week intensive course.

 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate both a knowledge across the whole breadth of the module and a deeper cognitive/analytical ability alongside deeper knowledge in specified areas.

The short questions of the assessment package are able to test knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics covered in the module. The longer questions are aimed at assessing the knowledge of specific chosen topics and depth of understanding expected at this level on the fundamentals and the production of nanomaterials, their structure property relationships and their application in technological areas.

Summative assessment and formative feedback

·         Q1 (4 x short answer) + Q2 (long answer question)

[Learning outcomes 1-5]        (45 hours)        Mon/Tues 2 weeks after end of course {40%}

·         Q3 (6 x short answer) + Q4 (long answer question)

[Learning outcomes 1-5]        (75 hours)        Mon/Tues 6 weeks after end of course {60%}

·         Formative verbal feedback is given in lectures and tutorials.

Written feedback is given on the first assessment coursework (Q1 & Q2), which is submitted in advance of the final summative assessment.

Reading list

Reading list for NANOMATERIALS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm124

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.