Course Description: This is an introductory course that examines the relationship between the structure, processing, and properties of engineering materials. Common engineering materials, including steel, concrete, ceramics, and polymers are discussed. Mechanical, chemical, electrical, and magnetic properties of various materials are examined. The process dependence of microstructural development and defects levels are described.
This class reminded me a lot of biochemistry, but on a more technical level. The course stressed a lot on relationships between different properties like heat, grain size and their effect on stress and strain. The professor incorporated many real-life applications to make the concepts easier to apply. This class has given me a more technical perspective on what materials may be more suitable than others to an engineering design.