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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Metallurgy and Materials Science - MET 103

Introduction to Materials Science

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours
1 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course provides a broad introduction to materials science. Using the scientific method, the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials are related to their atomic structure and bonding.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine the scientific method of discovery.
  • Apply standard formulas to convert units of measurement.
  • Explain how atoms, ions and molecules bond to form the building blocks for all materials.
  • Classify the three states of matter.
  • Calculate the density of solid materials based on mass and volume measurements.
  • Calculate mechanical properties of materials based on load-extension data.
  • Examine methods used for measuring mechanical properties including hardness and strength.
  • Examine methods used for measuring physical properties including thermal conductivity, thermal expansion and electrical conductivity.
  • Examine methods used for measuring chemical properties including corrosion behavior.
  • Explore the physical, mechanical and chemical behavior of metallic materials.
  • Explore the physical, mechanical and chemical behavior of polymeric materials.
  • Explore the physical, mechanical and chemical behavior of ceramic materials.
  • Explore the mechanical, chemical and physical behavior of composite materials.
  • Explore the mechanical, chemical and physical behavior of electrical materials.
  • Explore the mechanical, chemical and physical behavior of natural materials, including wood and concrete.
  • Explore common destructive and non-destructive evaluation methods.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; METALLURGY MATERIALS SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 103544943Intro Materials SciHYBME3Knight S0/7/0Closed$185.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM MEC250
 103544945Intro Materials SciHYBME3Chadwick M0/7/0Closed$185.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM MEC250
 103544955Intro Materials SciHYBME3Chadwick M2/7/0Open$185.00M  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM MEC250

Winter; 2021; METALLURGY MATERIALS SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 103514935Intro Materials SciMEC3Fohey D5/8/0Open$185.00T R  03:00 PM-04:54 PM MEC250
 103514936Intro Materials SciMEC3Fohey D6/8/0Open$185.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM MEC250
 103514945Intro Materials SciMEC3Fohey D4/8/0Open$185.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM MEC250
 103514959Intro Materials SciMEC3Knight S5/8/0Open$185.00W F  06:00 PM-07:54 PM MEC250
 103514962Intro Materials SciMEC3Fohey D0/8/0Closed$185.00M  06:00 PM-09:54 PM MEC250

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday