FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Course Descriptions

METE 102 INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (2-0)2

Historical perspective of materials in the service of mankind and civilization. Development of metals, alloys,

ceramics, polymers, and composites. Production, processing, properties and performance of conventional and

modern materials. Domestic and international activities in metallurgical and material industries.

 

METE 201 MATERIALS SCIENCE I (3-0)3

Classification of materials and properties. Atomic theory and atomic bonding in solids, the structure of

crystalline and non-crystalline materials; atomic coordination and packing, structure types in crystalline solids,

amorphous materials. Imperfections in solids, point, line and surface defects. Phase equilibria, one and twocomponent

systems. Atom movements and diffusion. Phase transformations: concepts of driving force,

nucleation, growth and TTT curves.

 

METE 202 MATERIALS SCIENCE II (3-0)3

Introduction to properties of materials. Mechanical behavior of solids: Elasticity , theoretical strength, plastic

deformation, fracture, creep, fatique, viscosity, viscoelasticity. Thermal properties of materials: Thermal

conductivity, thermal expansion, thermoelectricity. Electronic properties, optical properties, magnetic

properties and chemical properties.

 

Prerequisite: METE 201.

 

METE 203 THERMODYNAMICS OF MATERIALS I (3-0)3

Concepts and definitions. First law of thermodynamics; internal energy, heat and work, heat capacities,

enthalpy and applications to material processing. The second law of thermodynamics; heat engines Carnot

cycle, entropy concept . The third law of thermodynamics. Auxiliary thermodynamic functions, Gibbs and

Helmholtz energies, Maxwell relations. Equilibrium. Reaction equilibria in gas mixtures.

 

METE 204 THERMODYNAMICS OF MATERIALS II (3-0)3

Reaction equilibria between condensed materials and a gaseous phase, Oxidation of metals and Ellingham

diagram, Solution thermodynamics, partial and integral molar quantities, Gibbs-Duhem equation, relative

partial and relative integral molar quantities. Microscopic examination of solutions, ideal non-ideal solutions,

excess properties. Gibbs-Duhem integration. Applications to materials systems. Reaction equilibria in

solutions.

 

Prerequisite: METE 203.

 

METE 206 MATERIALS LABORATORY (1-2)2

Mechanical testing; tensile testing, impact testing and hardness. Heat treatment and microstructures; annealing,

quenching and tempering of steel. Crystallography and X-ray diffraction; phase identification. Temperature

measurement. Calorimetry. Physical property measurement.

 

Prerequisite: METE 201.

 

METE 215 MATERIALS PROCESSING LABORATORY (1-2)2

Fundamentals of materials processing. Laboratory experiments and data analysis in materials processing.

Particle size reduction and analysis, fabrication of ceramics by pressing and firing, sol-gel processing of

ceramics, polymer compounding and shaping, roasting of a copper sulfide concentrate, leaching and

electrowinning, solidification of materials and mechanical shaping of materials

 

METE 230 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (3-0)3

Introduction and classification of materials; structure of metals, ceramics and polymers, imperfections;

diffusion; phase diagrams and microstructure; materials properties: mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical

and chemical; composite materials.

 

METE 300 SUMMER PRACTICE I NC

Summer practice of at least 21 working days preferably carried out in a plant that will involve processing of materials in an integrated manner. Report prepared at the end of summer practice should reflect both the practical experience and the knowledge gained in the second year courses.

 

METE 301 PHASE EQUILIBRIA (3-0)3

Phase diagrams of materials systems. Geometric relationship and thermodynamic fundamentals. Phase

relations in uniary systems, binary isomorphous systems, and binary systems containing invariant reactions.

Ternary systems; projections of liquidus and solidus surfaces, Alkemade lines, compatibility relations, ternary

invariant reactions, paths of equilibrium crystallization, isothermal and vertical sections.

 

Prerequisite METE 202 and METE 204.

 

METE 302 PRINCIPLES OF SOLIDIFICATION (3-0)3

Liquids and Solids. Solidification of pure metals. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Solidification

of alloys, undercooling, solidification of eutectics. Constitutional undercooling. Growth in pure metal and

alloys. Distribution coefficient. Macrostructure development. Classification of alloys according to their

freezing range. Centerline feeding resistance. The rate of solidification, heat transfer in solidification.

Segregation, single crystal growth, zone refining, rapid solidification.

 

METE 303 MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS (4-0)4

Continuum mechanics; concepts of elasticity and plasticity. Micromechanics of deformation in metals, ceramics, and polymers. Dislocation slip, twinning and plasticity of polymers. Strengthening mechanisms. Time and temperature dependent deformation; creep, superplasticity, and viscoelasticity. Fracture behavior of materials; ductile and brittle fracture mechanisms, fracture transitions. Principles of fracture mechanics and toughness. Fatigue of materials; fatigue design and life prediction.

 

Prerequisite METE 202 and ES 223

 

METE 305 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (4-0)4

Basic concepts in transport phenomena. Mass, energy and momentum balances. Classification of fluid flows and friction; laminar and turbulent flow. Mass transport; diffusion in the solid state, multicomponent diffusion and diffusion in multiphase alloys. Heat transport; conduction, convection and radiation.

 

METE 306 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF PRIMARY MATERIALS PROCESSING (4-0)4

Unit operations and unit processes in metallurgy. Overview of pyro, hydro, and electrometallurgical principles. Thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions. Effects of concentration and temperature on rates of chemical reactions. Pretreatment, reduction, smelting and matte smelting processes with selected examples on the metallurgy of copper, iron, zinc and lead. Stoichiometric principles, charge calculations, and material balance. Heat balance; choice of reactions, with selected examples on non-ferrous metals and ferrous alloys.

 

Prerequisite: METE 202 and METE 204.

 

METE 307 METALLIC MATERIALS AND METALLOGRAPHY (3-2)4

Fundamentals of microstructural characterization of metals. Specimen preparation. Optical microscopy examination. The correlation of the microstructure with the processing history and the properties of the metal alloys. Ferrous alloys. Non-ferrous alloys. Lightweight alloys and high-temperature alloys. The microstructure - property relationship in advanced alloys developed for automotive industry, chemical industry, power plants, nuclear plants and medical applications. Scanning electron microscopy examination. Fractography. Failure of alloys. Failure analysis and microstructure.

 

METE 308 PHYSICAL FOUNDATION OF MATERIALS (4-0)4

Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Interfaces: classification, geometry and energy of interfaces, grain boundary segregation, mobility of interfaces and normal grain growth. Precipitation: free energy-composition diagrams, precipitation transformations and kinetics, coarsening. Eutectoid transformation and discontinuous precipitation. Recovery and recrystallization.

 

Prerequisite: METE 202 and METE 204.

 

METE 310 STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS (3-2)4

Concepts of short and long-range order; symmetry operations, symmetry elements, group theory, point groups, space groups, reciprocal lattice, tensor representation of crystals and their properties, nature and properties of X-ray and electron beams, X-ray and e-beam spectroscopy, X-ray and electron diffraction, phase identification, structure determination, crystallite and microstrain measurement, precise lattice parameter measurement.

 

METE 349 ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS (3-0)3

Electron energy levels and bands. Free electron theory of metals. Fermi-Dirac statistics. Metals, semiconductors, insulators. Electronic transport, conduction in metals. Electrical resistivity of metals. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors. Superconductors. Electrical properties of junctions. Techniques of making p-n junctions. Magnetic properties of materials: diamagnetic, paramagnetic materials, ferrites. Optical properties of materials.

 

Prerequisite: METE 202

 

METE 350 MULTI-SCALE MODELING AND SIMULATION OF MATERIALS (2-2)3

Basics of computational materials science. Mathematical and physical basis of modeling. Methodology for developing models. Simulation of models as finite systems. Microscale methods: molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo. Mesoscale methods: kinetic Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo at the mesoscale, cellular automata, phase-field, dislocation dynamics and crystal plasticity. Macroscale finite element methods and integrated modeling and simulation at multiple-scales.  

 

Prerequisite: CENG 230 and ES 361

 

METE 388 MATERIALS RESEARCH I (0-2)1

A research activity of one term duration on selected topics in material science and engineering. The course

aims to develop skills of performing basic experiments, reviewing the relevant literature and report writing.

 

METE 400 SUMMER PRACTICE II NC

Summer practice of at least 21 working days carried out in an establishment suitable with option courses

followed in the third year. A comprehensive report is required which will combine the knowledge gained in the

third year courses with the practical experience gained by the student.

 

METE 401 MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN I (3-0)3

Design process. Steps of design. Design tools. Designing again failure. Materials selection design. Process

selection in design. Case studies in materials and process selection. Economic decision making in design.

Engineering ethics and discussions.

 

Prerequisites: METE 206, METE 215, METE 301, METE 303

 

METE 402 MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN II (1-4)3

Capstone design project course. Design of devices, parts, processes or systems related to metallurgical and

materials engineering. Ethics in engineering and design, professional safety issues and discussions.

 

Prerequisite: METE 401.


METE 407 CHEMICAL METALLURGY II (3-0)3

Generalised treatment of thermodynamic and kinetic principles of refining processes. Refining of lead, fire

refining of copper, steelmaking. Gases and inclusions in metals, degassing, deoxidation, desulfurization,

stirring and injection processes. Special refining processes. Thermodynamic and kinetic principles of

electrochemical systems and processes. Reversible electrode potentials, polarization, recovery of metals from

aqueous and fused salt solutions. Electrorefining, electroplating, electropolishing processes, anodizing and

integral coloring. Melting, remelting and melt preparation.

 

Prerequisite: METE 306.

 

METE 411 CHEMICAL METALLURGY OF STEEL (3-0)3

Introduction to iron and steelmaking processes. Blast furnace and its description. Reduction of iron oxides,

bosh and hearth reactions, slag formation. Blast furnace operating practice, treatment of hot metal.

Steelmaking; description of steelmaking processes, oxidation reactions, S, P, N, H in steelmaking. Alloy

steelmaking. Deoxidation. Ladle metallurgy.

 

METE 414 STEELS AND STEEL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES (3-0)3

Importance of steel: modern technological developments in the steel industry; clean steel production

techniques; ladle metallurgy; continuous casting technology,. Classification of steels: structural steels; HSLA

steels; dualphase steels; tool steels; high manganese austenitic steels; stainless steels. Steel selection process:

selection according to properties. Hardenability and selection according to hardenability.

 

METE 416 FUELS AND FURNACES (3-0)3

Classification of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Carbonization and coke making. Combustion of fuels and heat

utilization. Classification of furnaces; ladle and laboratory furnaces. Classification, properties and testing of

refractories. Interaction of refractories with gas, metal, and slag phases. Selection of refractories; blast furnace,

steel plant, reverberatory furnace, converter, electric arc and plasma furnace refractories. Manufacture of

refractories.

 

METE 417 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN METALLURGY (2-2)3

A sampling of extraction metallurgical problems that are solved by computers. Scientific and research

applications; analysis of metallurgical data, process simulation and control. The examination of selected

examples of computer usage will suggest how other complicated time consuming problems can be solved.

 

METE 418 UNIT OPERATIONS AND PRETREATMENT PROCESSES (3-0)3

Drying; principles of drying equipment. Calcination; principles of calcination, calcination furnaces. Roasting;

thermochemistry, types of roasting, roasting furnaces and product control. Agglomeration processes; sintering,

pelletizing, nodulizing, and briquetting. Theory of sintering and pelletizing. Description of industrial

agglomeration processes. Solid state reduction processes; direct and indirect reduction.

 

METE 421 GLASS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (3-0)3

Structure of glass. Glass formation. Nucleation and crystallization in glasses. Oxide and chalcogenide glasses.

Glasses for various applications. Viscosity of glasses. Glass melting. Principles of glass working. Forming

processes in glass technology. Stresses and stress relaxation in glass; annealing and tempering. Corrosion and

weathering of glasses strengthening of glasses. Optical and elastic properties of glasses. Glass defects.

 

METE 422 STRUCTURAL CERAMICS AND CERAMIC COMPOSITES (3-0)3

Importance of structural ceramic materials. Constituent materials; oxides, non-oxides, fibers, whiskers.

Forming of structural ceramics; slurry, plastic forming and pressing techniques. Composite fabrication and

processing. Transformation toughened ceramics. Glass-ceramics. Non-oxide ceramics; carbides, nitrides,

brides, etc.

 

METE 433 MATERIALS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS (3-0)3

Fundamentals of organic semiconductors and their applications in electronic and photonic devices; materials,

manufacturing issues and applications in organic field effect transistors (OTFTs); light emitting diodes

(OLEDs); photovoltaic devices (OPVs); memory devices; smart windows.

 

METE 434 PRINCIPLES OF CERAMIC PROCESSING (3-0)3

Characterization of ceramic powders; size, surface area, density and porosimetry. Particle size and distribution,

particle statistics. Particle packing. Methods of ceramic powder synthesis. Surface chemistry and rheology.

Powder forming techniques; additives, pressing, slip casting, extrusion, injection molding. Densification of

powder compacts; theory and practice of sintering processes, solid state sintering, liquid phase sintering,

pressure sintering.

 

METE 435 FOUNDRY LABORATORY I (2-2)3

Thermal analysis, heating and cooling curves of alloys and pure metals, principles of temperature

measurements, macroexamination of cast-ingot structures, growth of solid grains in pure metals and alloys.

Production of nodular cast iron, magnesium addition and innoculation. Chill testing of cast iron.

 

METE 436 FOUNDRY LABORATORY II (2-2)3

Molding sands and sand casting, refractoriness test, mold making practice, carbon dioxide molding, core and

mold making with organic binders, heat curing binders, core oils, core resins, methylene blue test.

 

METE 440 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN METALLURGICAL INDUSTRIES (3-0)3

Introduction to quality, quality assurance, fundamentals of statistics, control charts for variables, fundamentals

of probability, control charts for attributes, reliability, quality costs, product liability.

 

METE 441 MELTING AND CASTING (3-0)3

Foundry sands, green sand concept, quartz-clay interface, clay-clay interface, Quartz-clay-water interface.

Moulding mixtures, additives core concept; oil bonded cores. CO2 process, cold setting, core making. Casting

processes; sand casting, die casting, centrifugal casting, investment casting, other processes. Melting methods,

melting furnaces. Melting of cast iron in cupola. Non-ferrous industrial alloys; Al-alloy Cu-alloy, other nonferrous

alloys. Steel casting processes.

 

METE 442 ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES (3-0)3

Fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical thermodynamics and transport. Energy storage and

conversion devices such as primary and secondary batteries, fuel cells and solar cells. Principles of their

operation, design concepts and materials considerations. Advances in secondary lithium batteries, cathode and

anode materials, and hydrogen storage materials.

 

METE 444 ELECTRONIC AND MAGNETIC CERAMICS (3-0)3

Interaction of ceramic materials with electromagnetic waves. Review of charge transfer and charge

displacement processes. Electrical and ionic conduction in crystals and glasses. Dielectric behavior,

ferroelectricity; piezoelecricity, and magnetic properties of ceramics. Effects of processing parameters on

microstructure and properties. Examples on the manufacture of ceramic resistors, conductors, thermistors,

capacitors, piezoelectrics, and magnets.

 

METE 451 CERAMIC MATERIALS (3-0)3

Classification of ceramic products with respect to their functions. Classical and modern Ceramics. Methods of

ceramic production: Natural and synthetic raw materials, shaping methods, drying and firing of ceramic

articles. Effect of processing on the development of microstructures and properties. Examples of ceramics

selected from the major groups of triaxial whitewares, electrical ceramics, magnetic ceramics, refractories,

cements and mortars, abrasives, glasses and glass ceramics.

 

METE 453 POLYMER MATERIALS (3-0)3

Relationships between structure, properties and processing of polymer materials. Effects of compounding, reinforcing and processing on the behavior of three basic classes of polymers; thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers. Polymer blends and composites. Materials selection during design of polymer components for strength, stiffness, toughness, resistance to fatigue, creep, and hostile environments. Comprehensive comparison of the behavior of polymer materials with metals and ceramics.

 

Prerequisite: METE 303.

 

METE 456 SURFACE PROCESSING OF MATERIALS (3-0)3

Introduction to services and interfaces, structure and properties of interfaces. Different coating methods.

Surface processing techniques that involve chemical and physical changes; special surface treatment

techniques. Surface processing selection and controlling surface quality.

 

METE 462 RESIDUAL STRESS IN MATER. PROCESS. (3-0)3

Residual stresses. Their origin depending on the industrial processes. Measurement and evaluation. Effect of

residual stresses on design, service performance and failure of components.

 

METE 464 HEAT TREATMENT OF METALS (2-2)3

Property changes due to heat treatment. Iron-carbon system. Austenitizing transformation of austenite, I-T and

C-T diagrams, annealing, normalizing, hardening, critical cooling rate. Actual cooling rate, quenching media,

size and mass effect. Hardenability and applications of hardenability data. Tempering. Secondary hardening,

temper embrittlement, austempering. Case hardening. Residual stresses, martempering.

METE 466 POWDER METALLURGY (3-0)3

Principles of the P/M process. Powder characterization, properties of metal powders and their testing. Methods

of metal powder production. Precompaction powder handling. Compaction processes. Densification

mechanisms. Sintering theory. Liquid phase and activated sintering. Sintering atmospheres and furnaces. Full

density processing. Finishing operations. Compact characterization.

 

METE 468 WELDING METALLURGY (2-2)3

Joints and welds, manual arc welding, electrodes and techniques. Gas welding and cutting, plasma arc and

other cutting processes. Arc welding metallurgy. Testing and inspection. Welding of alloy and carbon steels.

Welding of cast iron. Welding of non ferrous metals. Equipment and technique for TIG welding. Weld defects.

Weld distortions.

 

METE 470 COMPOSITE MATERIALS (3-0)3

Principles of composites and composite reinforcement. Fiber reinforced composites. Laminated composites.

Role of fiber, matrix and fiber-matrix interface in composite behavior. Continuous and discontinuous fiber

strengthening. Calculation of thermoelastic properties and strength. Tensile and compressive behavior.

Fracture behavior and toughness. Corrosion and degradation of composites. Mechanical testing. Applications

of composite materials.

 

METE 472 CORROSION AND OXI. OF METALS (3-0)3

Electrochemical principles of corrosion; review of thermodynamic approach as related to corrosion tendency,

polarization and its application to corrosion rates. Passivity. Types of corrosion damage. Corrosion in various

environments. Principles of corrosion control: design; material selection, surface coatings, treatment of

environment, anodic and cathodic protection. Oxidation and tarnish of metals.

 

METE 474 FAILURE ANALYSIS (3-0)3

Objectives of failure analysis. General procedure of a failure investigation: Collection of background data,

preliminary examination, nondestructive testing, destructive testing. Macro and micro inspection of fracture

surfaces: Metallographic and fragtopraphic analyses, chemical analyses. Determination of fracture type.

Application of fracture mechanics. Case studies that demonstrate various types of component failures and the

preventive measures.

 

METE 477 TESTING &EVALUATION OF ENG. MATERIALS (2-2)3

Introduction to testing of engineering materials, data collection and evaluation. Load and strain measurements.

Calibration of equipment. Hardness measurement. Testing under static tension, compression, torsion and

bending. Fatigue, impact and fracture toughness testing. Testing for high and low temperature behavior. Stress

corrosion cracking testing. Fractographic analyses. Examples of testing for conformance to product

specification.

 

METE 478 NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF MATERIALS (2-2)3

General description of most common NDT methods. NDT detection of metallurgical properties of metals their

composition and size differences, Application of nondestructive evaluation for metallurgical processes and

products. NDT detection in service produced defects mainly caused by thermal shock, fatigue, creep, or by

corrosion attack.

 

METE 480 ELECTRON MICROSCOPY IN MATERIALS SCIENCE (2-2)3

History of electron microscope, optical column and dedection systems, concepts of signal and noise,

resolution, depth of field, elastic and inelastic scattering, X-ray production, secondary electrons, back-scattered

electrons, Auger electrons, contrast mechanisms, electron back-scattered diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy,

miscellaneous scanning electron microscopy tehniques, pseudo-coloring and image analyses.

 

METE 481 SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING (3-0)3

This code number will be used for technical elective course which is not listed regularly in the catalog. The

course content will be announced before the semester commences.

 

METE 482 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:MATERIALS FOR

ORGANIC ELECTRONICS (3-0)3

This code number will be used for technical elective course which is not listed regularly in the catalog. The

course content will be announced before the semester commences.

 

METE 487 THIN FILM MATERIALS AND ITS APPLICATIONS (3-0)3

Material science and physics of thin films and thin film devices; Epitaxial growth and deposition; Clean-room

micro- and nano-device-processing; Characterization and testing methods; Structural and other functional thin

film coatings; Electronic, optical and magnetic thin film devices: transistors, detectors, solar-cells, LEDs, LDs.

 

METE 488 MATERIALS RESEARCH II (1-2)2

A research activity of one term duration on selected topics in material science and engineering. The course

involves a systematic experimental program structured for a clearly defined objective and report writing.

 

Prerequisite: METE 388

 

METE 489 SPECIAL TOPICS: BIOMATERIALS (3-0)3

History of biomaterials, basic biological principles for engineers, light microscopy techniques, metallic,

ceramic, polymeric and composite biomaterials, mechanical and surface characterization of biomaterials,

corrosion, mechanical properties of implants, 3D printing of implants, quality control and regulatory issues in

biomaterials, statistics for biomaterial scientists.

 

Prerequisites: METE 201 and 202, or METE 227 and 228, or any of the following METE 220, METE 222,

METE 230.

 

METE 490 GRADUATION PROJECT (0-2)NC

This is a one term short research project to give practical experience of engineering processes.