Aerospace Materials and Structures

Module code: EG3422

During this module you'll learn about the main lightweight alloys (aluminium, titanium and magnesium) and carbon-fibre composite materials, as well as how their processing and properties allow them to be used in modern aircraft and spacecraft structures. The module also covers high-temperature metals based on nickel that are critical in modern jet engines. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to select the right material for all parts of an aircraft or spacecraft structure.

Learning

  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 117 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Engagement with coursework (10%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (90%)