CT5029: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing for Product Design


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CT5029: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing for Product Design

Module Title Advanced Materials & Manufacturing for Product Design
Module Code CT5029
Module Tutor David Plummer
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module provides the opportunity to explore the potential of advanced material properties and manufacturing processes to potentially create commercially viable innovative product designs.

Indicative Syllabus

Students will be able to research and develop their knowledge of current advanced material properties and manufacturing methods, and their application. This knowledge and understanding will provide the opportunity for students to create innovative concepts in response to a design brief provided.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Appropriately select materials according to their properties,
  2. Review a material appropriate to the design intent,
  3. Justify current manufacturing processes towards the design resolution,
  4. Select manufacturing processes appropriate for the material and the product intent,
  5. Demonstrate how design for sustainability principles can be applied to the above,
  6. Create a concept design applying the knowledge of materials, 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, standard written: 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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