MEEN40070 Advanced Metals/Materials Processing

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is particularly suited to those who would like to work on design and manufacture of novel metallic components, such as in the aerospace or medical device industries, in the metals processing industry, or carry out metallurgical R&D, after graduation. The topics covered are listed below.

Innovation in the processing of materials, with a concentration on metals, alloys, and metal matrix composites. Novel solidification and deformation processes. Additive manufacturing. Microstructural evolution during the processing of alloys. Engineered materials, including gradient, nanostructured and amorphous alloys. Modelling the processing of alloys at macro- and micro-scopic length scales. And a look to the future.

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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. link very demanding engineering service requirements to new high performance materials and processing routes;
2. plan economical process schedules for near-net shape components with minimal environmental impact;
3. design capital equipment for plastic deformation and solidification processing of advanced metallic materials including glasses, composites, smart, and gradient materials;
4. engineer microstructure into alloys in order to tailor their physical properties.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
- lectures
- problem-based learning projects
- in-class or online group discussion or presentations
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

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

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
MEEN10020 - Materials Sci & Eng I, MEEN20070 - Materials Science and Eng. I, MEEN30090 - Materials Science&Eng II

Additional Information:
Pre-requisites: MEEN30090 AND one of MEEN10020 or MEEN20070.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: In-semester projects, including report and/or presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Short tests Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


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


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

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

- S. Kalpakjian and S. Schmid, Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, SI Edition, 7th Ed. 2014
- M. P. Groover, Fundamentals of modern manufacturing, materials, processes, and systems, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 4th Ed. 2010, ISBN 0-13-312182-8
- W. Kurz and D. Fisher, Fundamentals of Solidification, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
- J. Campbell, Castings, Butterworth-Heinemann, London, 1991
Name Role
Mr Daniel Dreelan Tutor