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Course Description

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Metallurgy and Materials Science - MET 116

Introduction to Physical Metallurgy

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course introduces the physical metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, the history and production of alloys and fabricated metal products, material selection and failure analysis. It provides the foundation for the subsequent laboratory-based courses.


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

Course Competencies

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

  • Investigate the historical background of the metallurgical profession.
  • Examine common crystal structures of industrial materials.
  • Calculate atomic packing factors for simple cubic, body centered cubic and face-centered cubic structures.
  • Examine solid solutions and the theory of alloying.
  • Calculate the proportions of phases present in a two-component alloy using the lever rule.
  • Explore the various production methods for modern metal alloys.
  • Explore various methods of fabricating and finishing metal products.
  • Classify plain carbon and alloy steels by industrially important methods.
  • Classify cast irons by industrially important methods.
  • Classify specialty metals by industrially important methods.
  • Classify non-ferrous metals by industrially important methods.
  • Examine the roles of availability, economics, properties and business issues in the material selection process.
  • Summarize the basic steps of performing a failure analysis.
  • Write clear thesis and topic sentences that are well supported by details, examples, reasons, facts, data and correct citations.

Course Schedule

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

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

 116514981Intro Phys MetMEC3Senczyszyn G7/8/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM MEC100

Key: Day of the Week

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