MET 206 - Engineering Materials
This course introduces the student to the nature of materials used in the design and manufacture of products and machinery. Ferrous, non-ferrous, polymers, ceramics, composites, and naturally occurring materials are all covered in this course. The emphasis is on material selection, production, and formation into final product. A companion lab gives the student the ability to get hands-on experience in understanding the structure, testing, and selection of materials.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create an engineering bill of materials suitable for mechanical design functionality, cost and reliability needs.
2. Evaluate materials based upon their physical and mechanical properties.
3. Analyze the micro-structure of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
4. Analyze the micro-structure of polymer compositions.
5. Analyze the micro-structure of glass and ceramics.
6. Analyze the micro-structure of naturally-occurring materials.
7. Apply the necessary skills to prepare material samples for testing and microstructure observation.
8. Explain the basic concepts of material sourcing, refinement, manufacture or availability.
Course Offered Fall and Spring