ENS205 Materials Science

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
Monday 15:00-17:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives The course is intended to provide basic information about different materials and their application in the everyday engineering activities. The influence of composition and structure of materials, as well as discrepancies from the ideal state, are analyzed. Mechanical and thermal properties of materials are presented, as well as the influence of the corrosion and wear, and possibilities to influence those material properties by different treatments, that is by alloying, strain hardening and annealing. Principles of the phase changes in materials, as well as its influence on the structure of materials is outlined. Specific groups of materials, such as metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites and construction materials are elaborated with the basic examples of their applications.
Textbook 1) The Science and Engineering of Materials -Sixth Edition, Donald R. Askeland, Cengage Learning, Inc 2010. 2) Materials Science and Engineering-Eight Edition, William D. Callister & David G. Rethwisch , Wiley 2011
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Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the basic properties of different types of materials, and their composition and structure
  2. Differentiate between materials and their mechanical, thermal electrical and other properties and how to influence them
  3. Explain basic principles of materials' phase changes, solidification, heat treatment for changing the materials properties
  4. State the basic properties of various groups/classes of materials
  5. Select materials for various engineering products.
Teaching Methods Online Lectures, online class discussions, case studies, and presentations.
Teaching Method Delivery Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Introduction to Material Science Ch.1
Week 2 Atomic Structure, Atomic and Ionic Arrangements, Atomic bonding, binding energy Ch.2
Week 3 Atomic and ionic arrangements, Ch.3
Week 4 Imperfections in the atomic and ionic arrangements Ch.4
Week 5 Atom and Ion Movements in Materials (Diffusion) Ch.5
Week 6 Mechanical Properties of Materials: Part I, QUIZ-1 Ch.6
Week 7 Midterm week, MIDTERM
Week 8 Mechanical Properties of Materials: Part II Ch.7
Week 9 Strain Hardening and Annealing Ch.8
Week 10 Principles of Solidification Ch.9
Week 11 Solid Solutions and Phase Equilibrium Ch.10
Week 12 Dispersion Strengthening and Eutectic Phase Diagrams, QUIZ-2 Ch.11
Week 13 Nonferrous Alloys, Ceramic materials, Polymers Ch.14,15,16
Week 14 Composites, Construction Materials Ch.17,18
Week 15 Thermal Properties of Materials Ch.22
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1-5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Project 1 10 1-5
Midterm exam 1 30 1-2
Quiz 2 20 1-2, 3-5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Project 3 15 45
Home Study 2 15 30 In-term exam study 5 3 15
Final exam study 15 1 15
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*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit =
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 15/02/2021
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