Courses Catalogue

Material Science Iii

COURSE CODE: MEC3110
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 builds on an earlier Materials Science course. It introduces the ways in which different engineering materials are formulated and manipulated to attain certain properties and how they behave in use.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To impart the knowledge about the behavior of materials and their applications

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

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

  •    Explain the composition of the various engineering materials
  •  Explain the behavior of materials in use
  •    Describe the nature of the common engineering materials
  •    Explain the process of heat treatment of metals and their alloys
  • Outline the processes and applications of non-metallic materials

Learning Outcomes:

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •     Interpret the influence of the processing of a metallic alloy, ceramic and polymeric substance on its microstructure and properties.
  •  relate the structure of a composite material to improved strength and toughness.
  •  select appropriate materials and processing routes for the realization of an engineering design goal, based on properties and performance characteristics.