UT Dallas 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

MECH3360 - Introduction to Materials Science

MECH 3360 Introduction to Materials Science (3 semester credit hours) Lecture course. This course provides an intensive overview of materials science and engineering focusing on how structure/property/processing relationships are developed and used for different types of materials. The course illustrates the roles of materials in modern technology by case studies of advances in new materials and processes. Topics include atomic structure, crystalline solids, defects, failure mechanisms, phase diagrams and transformations, metal alloys, ceramics, polymers as well as their mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties. Credit cannot be received for both MECH 3360 and (ECS 3310 or MSEN 3310). Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and (MATH 2415 or MATH 2419 or equivalent) and PHYS 2326 or instructor consent required. (3-0) Y