Design and Application of Materials in Science and Engineering
6 Units of Credit
The design of materials for applications in industry and society including, for example, metallurgical, electronic, medical, packaging and transport. Microstructure and structure-property relationships of the main types of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites); micromechanisms of elastic and plastic deformation; fracture mechanisms for ductile and brittle materials, phase equilibria of alloys; microstructural control and application to commercial engineering materials. Information retrieval. Communication skills. Plant visits. Introductory materials laboratories. Application of fundamental learning to problem-solving.
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