FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE201 MATERIALS SCIENCE I

Course Code: 5700201
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET MACİT ÖZENBAŞ
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Explain the fundamentals of materials science and engineering concepts. 2.Comprehend the conceptual framework for the internal structure of engineering materials. 3.Establish important relationships between internal structure, properties and performance of materials.

Course Content

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 two-component systems. Atom movements and diffusion. Phase transformations: concepts of driving force, nucleation, growth and TTT curves.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply materials science principles to understand a general picture of the nature of materials and the mechanisms that act upon, modify and control their properties.