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 Course Title:   Material Science in Manufacturing

 Title Abbreviation:   MATERIAL SCIENCE/MANUFAC

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    122

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Material Science is a study of the nature, structure, characteristics, and properties of natural and synthetic materials used in contemporary industry. Introduction to the industrial materials most often found in manufacturing operations and facilities ranging from traditional metals, ceramics, and polymers, to advanced engineering materials and composites. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how the structure and properties for industrial uses influence the selection of primary materials and their conversion into useful products.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the history behind development of industrial materials & how their use impacts the environment (recycling efforts, etc.)
  2. Understand the basic structure, chemical, physical and mechanical properties of various materials that influence product selection.
  3. List and describe the criteria used for matching materials to product specifications.
  4. Compare and contrast the behavior, properties, and characteristics of natural and engineered materials used in contemporary industry and society.
  5. Understand the overall composite manufacturing process & the different types of manufacturing methods.
  6. Understand the importance of tooling manufacture.
  7. Understand the types, classifications, composition/properties/characteristics, applications and processing techniques for various types of metals, plastics, thermoplastics, woods, ceramics, cement/concrete, composites and matrix materials.
  8. Understand the different reinforcement materials, how they are manufactured and used in construction of a product & how to compare their properties.
  9. Understand the health hazards of working with a variety of industrial materials and the importance of following EPA and OSHA regulations.
  10. Identify common destructive and nondestructive testing methods used in industry to assure appropriate use of material for operational conditions.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. History behind development of industrial materials & how their use impacts the environment (recycling efforts, etc.)
  2. Basic structure, chemical, physical and mechanical properties of various materials that influence product selection.
  3. Criteria used for matching materials to product specifications.
  4. Behavior, properties, and characteristics of natural and engineered materials used in contemporary industry and society.
  5. Overall composite manufacturing process & the different types of manufacturing methods.
  6. Tooling manufacture.
  7. Types, classifications, composition/properties/characteristics, applications and processing techniques for various types of metals, plastics, thermoplastics, woods, ceramics, cement/concrete, composites and matrix materials.
  8. Reinforcement materials, how they are manufactured and used in construction of a product & how to compare their properties.
  9. Health hazards of working with a variety of industrial materials and the importance of following EPA and OSHA regulations.
  10. Common destructive and nondestructive testing methods used in industry to assure appropriate use of material for operational conditions.