MSE 250 – Principles of Engineering Materials
Introductory course to engineering materials. Properties (mechanical, thermal and electrical) of metals, polymers, ceramics, and electronic materials. Correlations of these properties with: (1) their internal structures (atomic, molecular, crystalline, micro-and macro); (2) service conditions (mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic and radiation); and (3) processing.
Course topics include: atomic bonding, crystallography, defects;
diffusion; Mechanical properties, strengthening mechanisms; failure of materials and engineering components; phase diagrams; microstructural design of materials; polymers; corrosion; electical, magnetic, optical properties; and case studies.
MSE 250 also features a "Materials in Energy" satellite speaker series.