Catalogue 2020 - 2021

EMGT 642 Engineering Materials


3 cr.


Graduate standing.

Course Description

This course will explore the impact of engineering materials on the design, development, and manufacture of consumer and producer goods. Fundamental information on the interrelationship of the processing, properties and structure of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites will be presented. A systematic approach will be employed to select engineering materials based on the mechanical and physical properties necessary to meet the need and/or design requirements. Optimization of the material selection process will also consider factors such as shape, function, manufacturing processes, and sustainability. Case studies and team projects will focus on materials selection and knowledge of materials science. The students completing this course will have useful solutions to standard problems in industry and a working knowledge of the materials selection. The methods of assessing students include homework, quizzes, a midterm exam, design project report(s), and a final exam.