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Course Description

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Metallurgy and Materials Science - MET 281

Special Problems in Materials Science

3 Credit Hours
1 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course involves the execution of an applied research project involving materials processing and/or analysis. Literature review, hypothesis development, experimental design, experimentation and data analysis culminate in formal written and oral presentations.


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

Course Competencies

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

  • Identify a materials-related topic of interest.
  • Utilize a bound laboratory notebook.
  • Obtain background information on a selected topic via literature review, expert interviews or personal experience.
  • Express a working title of a project.
  • Express a scope of work.
  • Express a working hypothesis.
  • Express an experimental plan complete with equipment, funding, response characteristics, experimental factors and levels, control factors, noise factors, replication, randomization and blocking.
  • Manage a Gantt Chart.
  • Reconcile observations, a hypothesis and an experimental plan.
  • Perform experiments to test a hypothesis.
  • Analyze data using appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques.
  • Write a technical paper with Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations, Acknowledgements and References.
  • Present a final paper complete with visual aids to industry experts and other invited parties.

Course Schedule

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

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

 281514965Spec Prob MaterialsMEC3Fohey D8/8/0Open$260.00R  06:00 PM-09:54 PM MEC250

Key: Day of the Week

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