MEEN30090 Materials Science and Engineering II

Academic Year 2023/2024

Materials Science and Engineering II is an intermediate level materials module that will cover basic principles and methods of physical and process metallurgy focusing on the ways to strengthen / soften ferrous (Low carbon and stainless steels) and non-ferrous alloys (Titanium, Aluminium, Magnesium and Superalloys). This module will also cover significant metal degradation processes: corrosion and creep, as well as treatments / processes such as thermal treatments, surface hardening and welding that have crucial effect on the structure and properties of metals.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe the effects of treatments and processes on the microstructure and properties of low carbon steels
2. Explain the major forms of corrosion and the environment which they occur
3. Select suitable welding processes in manufacturing
4. Analyse creep mechanisms of materials and design for creep resistance
5. Specify appropriate materials where sustainability is a major criterion for a given application from a range of non-ferrous alloys

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
-Active/task-based learning,
-Lab work
(All laboratories are carried out with reference to current School Health and Safety protocols. Students should follow these during all laboratory activities. Further information is available at and within the Brightspace resources for this module.)
-Problem-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

MEEN20070 - Materials Science and Engineering I (recommended)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles

Additional Information:
Students must have passed one of the modules listed.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Examination: Mid-semester exam Week 6 No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: End of semester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Lab Report: Lab reports Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Bryan Naab Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Kenneth Thomas Stanton Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Bryan Naab Tutor