Catalogue 2014 - 2015

ME 309 Materials Science

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

CHEM 105 and PHYS 134.

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of material science and engineering. Students are provided with information concerning the interrelationship between the microstructure of a material, its properties, and its processing. The analysis of mechanical properties, the manufacturing process, the material specifications for a selected application or component, and the advantages and limitations of the selected material are presented. Major topics include: material selection, crystallographic structure, diffusion, solidification, phase diagrams, microstructure, and mechanical properties of different classes of materials. The course is presented in a series of classroom lectures, selected videos, case studies, and independent investigations. A project and a technical poster presentation are required. The methods of assessing students include quizzes, exams, homework assignments, and applications of principles to case studies.

Distribution

MR