Jun 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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ENGR 140 - Engineering Materials

Credits: 5
Investigates the basic principles relating to the structure and properties of materials used by practicing engineers. Provides discussion of the properties of organic and inorganic materials as related to their atomic, molecular, and crystalline structure.

Enrollment Requirement: CHEM& 161  with a grade of 2.5 or higher or concurrent enrollment.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between atomic bonding, crystalline structure, atomic coordination, crystal imperfections, and theoretical strength of the material.
  2. Interpret phase equilibrium diagrams and non-equilibrium phase transforms as they relate to a metals mechanical properties.
  3. Define the thermal and electrical properties of materials such as ceramics, metals, multiphase systems, and natural and synthetic polymers.
  4. Conduct laboratory experiments in the investigation of material properties and illustrate the fundamentals relating to the structure and properties of materials.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use engineering principles to solve problems related to engineering mechanics.
  2. Analyze a wide variety of physical systems using Newton’s Laws and free body diagrams in 3D space.
  3. Transfer to a Bachelor’s program in Engineering with the necessary aptitude to succeed in upper-division coursework.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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