EMA 3010 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Conceptual perspective for
origin of materials behavior, including structure, property, performance
interrelationships. Materials selection and use of familiar materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers,
electronic materials and composites in electronics, structural and other engineering applications. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites and Co-requisites:
The prerequisite for the course is CHM 2045.
To gain an understanding of the relationships between the structure, properties, processing, and applications of
metallic, ceramic, polymeric and electronic materials.
Contribution of course to meeting the professional component:
This course provides 3 credits towards Engineering Sciences. It is required of all MSE students and of several
other engineering disciplines.
Relationship of course to program outcomes:
This course addresses the following MSE Program outcomes:
Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to materials systems (High coverage).
As an introductory course, this course provides students with fundamentals in the structure, properties, and
processing of materials. Students demonstrate this knowledge on homework problems and exams.
Ability to conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data (Low coverage).
Throughout the course,
methods to test principles are discussed and data are presented that reinforce a variety of concepts.
Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (Medium coverage).
During discussions of new
concepts, examples of “real-world” engineering problems involving both technical and ethical issues are
included whenever possible and then evaluated during testing.
Understanding of the global, societal, and environmental impact of engineering solutions, including safety,