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ETEC 175 - Introduction to Materials Science



5.0 Credits
Mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties of engineering materials including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Includes materials microstructure, atomic bonding, atomic arrangement, crystal structure, coexisting phases, interfaces, defects, and impurities.
Prerequisite Placement in MATH 087 or ETEC 150 or concurrent enrollment.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the differences in properties of different materials, including metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites.
  2. Relate the properties of materials to microstructure.
  3. Describe the basics of processing techniques for altering the microstructure and properties of different materials.
  4. Apply the basic principles of material selection to specific applications.



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