Students learn the atomic, molecular, crystalline, and amorphous structures of metals, ceramics, and polymers and the dependence of material physical properties upon these structures. The laboratory (ENGR 3015) provides the opportunity for hands-on exploration of materials properties ranging from heat treating, tensile testing and metallographic inspection of various metals to Bragg scattering of x rays in crystals to diffusion of gases through metals to measurement of photovoltaic cell efficiencies.
Class Time: MWF 1:00 – 1:50 pm (Fall), Th 8:30 – 11:30 am (Fall)
Prerequisite: ENGR 2140 Strength of Materials and CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I
Textbook: Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, Callister and Rethwisch, John Wiley & Sons, 8th Edition
Students in this course learn manufacturing processes common in industry including casting, forming, machining, and joining of metals, ceramics, and polymers. An associated practicum allows students to draw, plan, manufacture, and apply quality assurance processes to an individual project in our metals laboratory. Manufacturing operations management and quality assurance methods are also studied.
Class Time: MF 9:00 – 9:50 pm (Fall) W 8:00 – 11:00 am (Fall)
Prerequisite: ENGR 3010 Materials Science and Engineering
Co-requisite: ENGR 4025 Integrated Engineering Design Lab I
Textbook: Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing, Groover, John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition