Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

IT 125 - Materials and Materials Processing

Credit Hours: 3

An introductory course covering the fundamentals of materials and materials processing. The first part of this course will cover physical and mechanical properties, equilibrium diagrams, heat treatment, ferrous and nonferrous metals and nonmetallic materials. The topics in processing that will be covered are: casting, powdered metals, hot and cold working, polymers, ceramics, composites and joining methods.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • apply basic principles of physical metallurgy;
  • describe the common physical and mechanical properties of materials;
  • describe various testing methods;
  • interpret the results of various tests;
  • describe the difference between ferrous and nonferrous metals;
  • describe the difference between metallic and nonmetallic materials;
  • describe various materials processing techniques;
  • describe the heat treatment of various materials; and
  • utilize phase (equilibrium) diagrams.

Prerequisites: High school Chemistry or equivalent.
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