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MATE 2730: Principles of Materials Science and Engineering

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Prereq: (CHEM 1670 or CHEM 1770); MATH 1650
Introduction to the structure and properties of engineering materials. Structure of crystalline solids and imperfections. Atomic diffusion. Mechanical properties and failure of ductile and brittle materials. Dislocations and strengthening mechanisms. Phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructure development, and heat treatment principles of common metallurgical systems including steels and aluminum alloys. Structure and mechanical properties of ceramic, polymeric and composite materials. Thermal properties of materials. Corrosion and degradation. Basic electronic properties of materials. Engineering applications. Graduation Restriction: Only one of MATE 2150, MATE 2730, or MATE 3920 may count toward graduation. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)