CT4016: Materials & Manufacturing for Product Design


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CT4016: Materials & Manufacturing for Product Design

Module Title Materials & Manufacturing for Product Design
Module Code CT4016
Module Tutor Michelle Williams
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description This module provides opportunity to explore the materials properties and manufacturing processes relevant to product design.
Indicative Syllabus The module covers the properties of materials and their selection for various commercial and non-commercial products. It also develops the students understanding of manufacturing processes and how they can be appropriately selected for different applications and batch sizes. The students will learn the basic principles for design for plastics.
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand the properties of materials and their selection.
  2. Be able to select a material appropriate to the design intent.
  3. Have an appreciation of manufacturing processes and the international dimensions of access and use of resources.
  4. Select a manufacturing process appropriate for the material and the product intent.
  5. Show how design for sustainability principles can be applied in the use of materials.
  6. Create a concept design applying the knowledge of materials, design for plastics, processes and principles taught in this module.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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