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Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)

MATSE 492W Materials Engineering Methodology and Design (3) Designed to familiarize students with the literature and technology developments in the use of, and design with, materials in industrial applications.

MATSE 492W Materials Engineering Methodology and Design (3)

The objective of this course is to teach students the skills to solve realistic problems related to the use of materials in industrial practice. This will be accomplished by considering alternatives for materials design or selection and proposing the most effective scientific or engineering solutions. The methodology will take into account other forces acting on the design process, such as economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, social and political concerns. Students will develop these design skills by working in teams on projects defined by industry, and will learn to communicate their solutions in verbal and written form. Students will also learn the key features needed in developing a team approach to solving problems.
Typically, evaluation is based on written reports, performance in presentations, and instructors's assessment of the student's participation in design team activities. At the conclusion of the course, each student will select a design or independent research topic for their capstone senior-year design project.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201, MATSE 202, MATSE 436 sixth semester standing in Materials Science and Engineering

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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