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Materials Science: 10 Things Every Engineer Should Know

University of California, Davis via Coursera

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We explore “10 things” that range from the menu of materials available to engineers in their profession to the many mechanical and electrical properties of materials important to their use in various engineering fields. We also discuss the principles behind the manufacturing of those materials.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
* Recognize the important aspects of the materials used in modern engineering applications,
* Explain the underlying principle of materials science: “structure leads to properties,”
* Identify the role of thermally activated processes in many of these important “things” – as illustrated by the Arrhenius relationship.
* Relate each of these topics to issues that have arisen (or potentially could arise) in your life and work.

If you would like to explore the topic in more depth you may purchase Dr. Shackelford's Textbook:
J.F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, Eighth Edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper
Saddle River, NJ, 2015

Taught by

James Shackelford
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Engineering
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Calendar 5 weeks long
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4.0 2 years ago
by Maxime Zabiégo completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This is a nice course for those who look for a quick and basic overview on material science. The course covers 10 key topics of this discipline, each topic taking about half an hour to review. Not an in-depth description, of course, but this is perfect for getting a flavor of the domain. Then, if you want to learn more, I recommend the Coursera / Georgia Tech course entitled "Material behavior", which is just perfect to go a step further...
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