MET205W Material Science (Writing Intensive)

This is a theory and laboratory course designed to give students a basic understanding of crystal structures, effects of cold work and annealing on metal structures and properties, phase diagrams, heat treatment of steel, corrosion of materials, failure analysis of ferrous and non- ferrous alloys, ceramics, plastics and composite materials. Laboratory experiments are associated with the topics covered in the theory. Students will write technical reports throughout the semester as well as final presentations to help them communicate effectively in specific writing related to their fields. This is a writing-intensive course. Prerequisite(s): EGL 101 with a grade of C or higher Corequisite(s): MET 205L Note: Students cannot get credit for MET 205 and 205W; MET 205W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement, which is offered at the discretion of the Automotive & Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. Credits: 3 (2,0)

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to materials science
  • Atomic Structure and Interatomic Bonding
  • The structure of Crystalline Solids
  • Imperfections in Solids
  • Mechanical Properties of Metals
  • Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Phase Diagrams
  • Phase Transformations
  • Applications and Processing of Metal Alloy