Identifying Engineering Materials


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•Learning objectives. Properties of engineering materials. Classification of material. Material appearances, properties and applications. Typical defects that may be present. System of identification. Abbreviations used on drawings. Summary.
Suitable for: This module is suitable for those individuals that work with, or provide support for the engineering sector and organisations. This training will provide an alternative route to traditional face-to-face delivery, creating more flexibility for employers/organisations within an engineering environment.

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There are no specific entry requirements for this course

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Course programme

This module is designed to introduce the main properties that engineering materials can possess, and to assist the learner in identifying materials by their properties.

Covering areas such as: Hardness; Brittleness; Toughness; Ductility; Malleability; Corrosion Resistance; Electrical Conductivity; Electrical Insulation; Magnetic; non-Magnetic; Thermoplastic and Thermosetting.

Having completed the course learners will be able to recognise common engineering materials by their appearance and other properties. They will be able to recognise common defects and be able to explain the use of a material marking and coding system.

On completion of this module learners will:

  • Identify common engineering materials by their physical appearance
  • Detect common defects in engineering materials
  • Classify the difference types of engineering materials
  • Recognise the forms in which engineering materials may be obtained
  • Identify the properties of common materials
  • Use the system of material marking/coding
  • Identify the type, form and size of material required from information Learners are encouraged to consider how they could apply their learning to their own work situations.
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