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    Jul 03, 2020  
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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MEC 180 Engineering Materials (3 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: None
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.

Competencies
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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