MEEN40040 Materials Science and Engineering III

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is aimed at final stage undergraduates who already have taken introductory and intermediate courses in Materials Science & Engineering. The topics covered are as listed below.

1. Powder metallurgy, ceramics, and additive manufacturing
2. Tool steels
3. Fatigue
4. Welding metallurgy
5. NDT
6. Cast irons
7. Copper, brasses and bronzes

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Specify appropriate materials for a given application, from a range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, and also advanced ceramics.
2. Specify appropriate appropriate powder metallurgical or additive manufacturing processes for the manufacture of engineering components.
3. Analyse the fatigue behaviour of materials and design to avoid fatigue.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Materials Science and Engineering - UCD modules I and II or equivalent

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
MEEN10020 - Materials Sci & Eng I, MEEN20070 - Materials Science and Eng. I

MEEN30090 - Materials Science&Eng II

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment (50%) will be based on a group work which will constitute final poster presentation, peer-rated contribution and Brighspace discussions. Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
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Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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Name Role
Dr Mert Celikin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor David Browne Tutor
Mr Daniel Dreelan Tutor
Bryan Naab Tutor
Mr Kevin O'Flynn Tutor