Module Overview

Materials and Processes 2

This module provides the stdent with fundamental knowledge in materials and processes for materials. It will provide the student with the knowledge required to implement both materials and manufacturing process selection through the analysis of design requirements. It will provide students with an overview of relationship between structure & properties of materials and manufacturing processes. The student will expand their knowledge of the environmental aspects of manufacturing processes.

Module Code

MAPR H1003

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Solubility, Cooling Curves & Phase Diagrams

Metals - Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Systems , Binary Phase diagrams & phase equilibrium; Iron-carbon Diagram; Non-ferrous phase diagrams;

Heat Treatment of Metals

Ferrous Heat Treatment Systems. Normalising, Annealing, Quenching & Tempering

Polymer Processing

Injection Moulding, Extrusion, Blow Moulding, Tooling, Moulds and Shrinkage


Solidification, microstructure, Techniques and methods used in casting ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Permanent and non-permanent casting methods, Machinery and mould design

Bulk Forming

Rolling of industrial sections, Extrusion of metals, Hot & cold work structures, recrystallation & Grain growth, properties

Thermal Joining

Welding process, techniques and equipment, Brazing & Soldering

Material Selection

Overview of common metallic and polymeric engineering materials. Use of CES materials database. Consider grade, specification, composition and properties of common materials

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100