MTR533 - Materials and Metallurgy

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Subject Title
Materials and Metallurgy

Subject Description
This subject is an introduction to materials science and engineering.  This subject familiarizes the student with basic knowledge of the structure of engineering materials, and how the structure is related to the properties.  It provides an understanding of criteria for proper selection of materials for specific engineering applications.  This course, the first of three courses dealing with materials, is focused on metals.  The laboratory component emphasizes testing of properties.

Credit Status
One credit towards the CHY(C) program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Provide basic knowledge of structure of engineering materials.
  • Provide understanding of how the structure of materials is related to some of their properties.
  • Discuss the processing of metals, metallic materials and alloys.
  • Provide laboratory experience in terms of testing techniques.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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