Courses Catalogue

Material Science Ii

COURSE CODE: MEC2206
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course introduces the student to the science of engineering materials. It covers atomic structure, solidification and crystal formation, solid solutions, alloys as well as the science of polymers, ceramics and composites.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To acquire the knowledge of identifying the metals and understanding the metallurgical concepts.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •   Distinguish between the different forces that hold atoms together.
  •    Explain solidification and crystal formation in engineering materials.
  •    Explain different solid solution types and how they are affected by alloying.
  •    Describe the different strengthening mechanisms of engineering materials.
  •   Describe the structure and formulation of different engineering materials.

Learning Outcomes:

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •  classify metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials based on their structure on the atomic scale, microstructure, and macroscopic properties.
  •   analyze different materials with respect to mechanical strength.
  •     outline the physical basis for thermal, electrical and magnetic properties of solid materials.