KB5006 - Manufacturing Technology

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn about a wide range of manufacturing processes starting with their classification. Following this you will explore: The relationships of; Design, Materials, Manufacturing and Form, Function and the environment in materials and process selection; Casting and moulding processes in metals and polymers; Machining processes and machine tools; joining processes and equipment; micro-manufacturing and fabrication of microelectronic devices; and surface roughness and measurement; surface treatments, coatings and cleaning.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through the transfer of knowledge in the classes and the investigation and application of practical issues in laboratories through the solving of industrial problems and the tackling of open ended problems. You will be given feedback on this work to assist you in developing and improving.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The direct contact with tutors in lectures will offer you knowledge and the laboratory sessions will give opportunities to apply it and to discuss what happens and develop what you are learning so that you can improve. This will be enhanced by the tutors giving you guidance on what else to read and engage with so that you can finally develop your own ability to seek out further information. Another perspective will be provided by using guest lectures. The guided learning arising for the class contact will be supplemented by resources made available on our electronic learning platform.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

You will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of engineering equipment, processes and products to enable a critical appraisal of their functional characteristics and quality.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2 Apply critical and evaluative approaches to solving real world engineering problems.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO3 Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse your collaboration and investigative abilities.
MLO4 Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and have an awareness of ethical considerations.

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment [MLO, 1,2,3,4]:

Summative Assessments

A portfolio of coursework weighted at 40% of the module marks. The portfolio will aim to evaluate your knowledge of manufacturing processes. The learning outcomes addressed will be the demonstrate knowledge of a range of engineering equipment, processes and products, a critical analysis of the results obtained and a critical evaluation of a product. MLO 2, 3, 4.

A final exam weighted at 60% of the module marks. The exam will aim to assess learner’s understanding and knowledge of manufacturing technology. MLO 1, 2, 3.

Examination feedback will be provided following the normal processes to show generically where the cohort has a strong or weaker answer to the examination, together with written feedback on individual exam papers.

Formative Assessments

Formative assessment: will take place during seminar sessions. The formative engagement will involve students on an individual basis as they encounter problems. Formative feedback shall be delivered verbally during these sessions. Formative feedback on coursework portfolio submissions will be provided to the whole class after submission of each portfolio element. Written summative feedback shall be provided on completion of each coursework portfolio element.





Module abstract

Engineering is heavily connected to making things and so manufacturing is an important area for the Engineering Profession. To gain employment and practice as an engineer you will need to develop your knowledge and skills in manufacturing technology, including the major materials used for a selection of manufacturing processes. You will also need to learn to appreciate the relationship between design, engineering materials and manufacturing processes. You will be offered the opportunity to achieve these issues and improve your career prospects through engaging with a problem solving approach to learning delivered in our new facilities. These include a substantial investment in CNC machining and a state-of-the-art three dimensional infinite focus optical microscope which you will use during your study.

Course info

UCAS Code H300

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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