Metallurgy and Materials Science - MET 281
Special Problems in Materials Science
3 Credit Hours1 Lecture Hours3 Laboratory Hours
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.)
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.
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