MAT_SCI 201: Principles of the Properties of Materials

Quarter Offered

Fall : TTh 9:30-10:50 ; Emery/Wolverton
Winter : TTh 9:30-10:50 ; Rondinelli
Spring : TTh 9:30-10:50 ; DeCosta/Emery


CHEM 102


Course Outcomes: (Things students should be able to accomplish after completing the course) Introduction to Electrical Conduction, Semiconductors, Crystalline structures, Imperfections, Phase Diagrams, Kinetics, Mechanical properties, Ceramics, Polymers, Corrosion, Magnetic Materials, and Thin Films.

A student completing this course will be able to look at various materials as assemblies of atoms and molecules and understand:

  1. How these assemblies (structures) dictate properties
  2. How processing changes the assemblies.
  3. How engineering materials are selected for various purposes
  4. How materials facilitate technological development and influence society Relationship to Department Objectives: Supports 1, 2, 3

Textbook: Materials Science & Engineering 9e By Callister ISBN: 978-1118324578