MEC 180 Engineering Materials (3 Credit Hours)
Class Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Corequisites: Take DMA 065 MAT 121 or MAT 171
This course introduces the physical and mechanical properties of materials. Topics include materials testing, pre- and post-manufacturing processes, and material selection of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, composites, and non-conventional materials. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize basic material property tests and select appropriate materials for applications.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and explain the physical and mechanical properties of ferrous metals.
2. Identify and explain the physical and mechanical properties of non-ferrous metals.
3. Identify and explain the physical and mechanical properties of plastics, composites, ceramics, engineered wood materials.
4. Evaluate the effects heat treatments have on various materials.
5. Describe and/or conduct the physical procedures required to test these properties to compare and contrast them.
6. Summarize the use of engineering materials and the impact in the industry.
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