Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 248
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- MCH 248
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- Metallurgy III
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Course DescriptionA technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. Covers the selection of materials for modern engineering and technology applications; structure and properties of ceramics, polymers, composities; the materials properties of electrical, thermal, magnetic; and the economic, environmental and societal issues in materials science and engineering. Prerequisite: MCH 246.
Addendum to Course DescriptionThis course will provide the student with an introduction to the engineering concepts and technologies from an engineer’s viewpoint of the principal materials utilized by industry. Discussion subjects include, Materials Properties and Product Attributes and Engineering Materials, in a lecture/lab environment.
- In depth study of electrical, thermal and magnetic properties of materials.
- Structures found predominantly in ceramics, polymers and composites.
- Economic, environmental and societal issues in materials science and engineering
Intended Outcomes for the course
This course is based on competency mastery. Each section is assigned to a specific competency. Sections may be independent or dependent on other sections. The following competency profile is based upon industry standards that have been established for this course: The student will be able to:
- Describe the fundamental structure and related properties of individual materials, classified as metals, ceramics or polymers by free hand sketching and by calculation of specific physical and chemical properties.
- Utilize textbook data from tables, charts, and graphs for gathering data needed for problem solution in homework and exams.
- Relate textbook and lecture information to lab activities.
- Follow directions and ask for needed help in order to achieve successful results in the lab.
- Work safely in small teams during lab activities.
- Use computer applications (including grammar/spell checks) for consistent and well-document lab write-ups.
This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following: IN THE LABORATORY:
- The structure-property relationship underlying the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) field of study.
- Perform a variety of calculations that pertain to properties of materials, primarily electrical, thermal, magnetic and mechanical, primarily to non-metals and their alloys.
- Sketch easy to visualize isometric or oblique pictorials of unit cells of common cubic and non-cubic non-metal crystal structures.
- Perform the required Laboratory activities detailed in the Lab Content above, meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements for process and quality.
- Understand the importance of safety and follow all safety procedures
- Develop skills necessary for metallographic (microscopic) examination of metallic sample surfaces:
- Perform consistent Rockwell and Brinell (indentation) hardness tests
- Perform tensile testing
- Perform fatigue testing
- Perform impact testing
- Perform creep testing
- Perform other testing of a material properties – electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical
- Photograph etched material samples with the digital camera attached to the microscope
Course Activities and Design
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Final Examination 35% Home Work Assignments 35% Laboratory Assignments 30%
Materials Science and Engineering; by Callister, Sixth Edition
OUTCOME ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES: