Elements of this Module will be undertaken at Cranfield University at Shrivenham located on the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Security clearance will be required if this module is selected. Please refer to our entry requirements section for more details, or see further about security clearance for Cranfield at Shrivenham.


This course provides an understanding of the structure and properties of materials, to understand how the processing and fabrication methods affect them, and to familiarise the student with the common faults that can arise during production.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,750 Concessions available

What you will learn

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • Assess and differentiate the macro and micro material structures of the various material families
  • Evaluate the material properties and how they are affected by the material microstructures
  • Evaluate how the chemical composition, microstructure and processing influences the properties of steels and non-ferrous metals
  • Formulate likely causes of failure in a manufactured component.

Core content

  • Introduction to materials families; metals, ceramics, polymers and composites
  • Atomic/crystal structures, defects and dislocations
  • Principles of metallography
  • Phase diagrams and transformations
  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Material processing, common faults and the resulting modes of failure
  • Fabrication methods, common faults and the resulting modes of failure.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This short course will be taught at Masters standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this Short Course for Credit and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.

 

Find out more about short course credit points.

Accreditation

The short courses are modules of the Forensic Modular Masters Programme, which is accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Speakers

Concessions

Sponsored by company - £1,750

Individual (anyone paying for themselves to attend) - £875

Alumni/Current Student - £435

Location and travel

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

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Campus address

College Road
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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