MEC454: Additive Manufacturing - Principles & Applications

Autumn Semester
Optional on Programmes: MECT53


You've probably heard about Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) a fair amount in the media over recent years, but what's it really all about? This module will give you the chance to understand the truth behind all the hype, whilst giving you the freedom to explore the application areas you're most interested in!

Dr Candice Majewski

Module Description

This module will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), providing you with an insight into the technologies themselves, when and how they might be applied, and the broader economic, social and industrial context within which these techniques sit. 

Our aim is to provide you with an understanding of the underlying principles and considerations relevant to this area, so that you are able to apply this knowledge confidently and effectively during your future career.

Key Concepts & Assumed Knowledge

A general understanding of manufacturing processes would be helpful, but is not specifically required for this module.

Teaching Methods

• Lectures  

• Independent research

• Guest seminars and short talks

• Question and answer and discussion sessions

• Coursework feedback sessions

Assessment Methods

• 60% Coursework: This is your opportunity, working in groups, to show us that you understand the context and opportunities for Additive Manufacturing by identifying, specifying and justifying a product suitable for production using one of this group of technologies

• 40% Written Exam: Here we will examine you on a selection of the underlying scientific principles related to Additive Manufacturing processes

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.