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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Engineering and Applied Science


MATLENG Materials Sci & Engineering



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150 It's a Material World: The Role of Materials in Society. 3 cr. U. Introductory course on the nature of materials and their role in the development of society. Historical perspectives, current societal issues, and future trends are discussed.|Prereq: none.
201 Engineering Materials. 4 cr. U. Basic behavior and processing of engineering materials emphasizing metals and alloys and including ceramics and plastics. Laboratory work is included.|Prereq: Chem 105(P) or 102(P) or 117(P).
299 Topics in Materials: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Work on new material in materials. Section title and credits announced whenever course is offered.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr with change in topic. Prereq: specific courses dependent on topic.
330 Materials and Processes in Manufacturing. 3 cr. U. Principles and practice of manufacturing processes for engineering materials. Processes include casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, sintering and machining. Laboratory work is included.|Prereq: MatlEng 201(P).
380 Engineering Basis for Materials Selection. 3 cr. U. The study of the basis for materials selection in the design of engineering systems. Materials design parameters, classes of materials case studies in material's selections.|Prereq: MatlEng 201(P).
402 Physical Metallurgy. 3 cr. U/G. Crystal binding and electron theory of solids, phase diagrams, diffusion, nucleation and growth, recrystallization, precipitation hardening, solidification, austenite decomposition.|Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
410 Mechanical Behavior of Materials. 3 cr. U/G. An introduction to the mechanical behavior of metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials. Topics include elastic, plastic and viscoelastic deformation, fracture, fatigue, and creep.|Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
411 Materials Laboratory. 3 cr. U. Experiments demonstrating the basic laws governing the structure, properties, and processing of materials.|Prereq: sr st; MatlEng 201(P).
431 Welding Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. An engineering course on joining processes; reaction of materials to welding, brazing and soldering; distortion; process and material selection and structural engineering considerations.|Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
442 Thermodynamics of Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Third law of thermodynamics; application of thermodynamics to materials processes and systems; behavior of solutions; reaction equilibria.|Prereq: jr st, admis to MatlEng major, MatlEng 201(P); or grad st; or cons instr.
443 Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing. 3 cr. U/G. A study of phenomena related to transport of mass, energy, and momentum with applications to materials processing.|Prereq: jr st, MatlEng 442(P), & ElecEng 234 (P); or grad st.
452 Ceramic Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Ceramic bonding, crystallography and structure, defects and Brouwer diagram, mass and electrical transport of ceramics, phase equilibria, mechanical properties, and processing of ceramics including sintering.|Not open for cr to students with cr in MatlEng 451(ER). Prereq: jr st, MatlEng 201(P); or grad st.
453 Polymeric Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Structure, crystallinity of polymers, amorphous polymers and elastomers, synthesis method, polymerization, copolymerization, polymer characterization, polymer solutions, and viscoelasticity, deformation mechanics of polymers.|Not open for cr to students with cr in MatlEng 451(ER). Prereq: jr st, MatlEng 201(P); or grad st.
456 (421) Metal Casting Engineering. 3 cr. U/G. Pattern and core design; molding technology; pouring and feeding castings; metallurgy of cast engineering alloys and their foundry practice; casting design.|MatlEng 456(421) and MechEng 456 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
457 (455) Engineering Composites. 3 cr. U/G. Study of the structure-property relationships in composite materials. Properties of fibers and other reinforcements. Metal, polymer and ceramic matrix composites.|MatlEng 457(455) & MechEng 457 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
460 Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing. 3 cr. U/G. Structure, properties, processing and manufacture of nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofibers, bulk nanomaterials, nanocomposites including polymer, metal, ceramic, natural and biocomposites; nanofluidics, nanorheology, nanomachines, and nanotribology.|MatlEng 460 & MechEng 460 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
461 Environmental Degradation of Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Technical and economic aspects of material degradation including corrosion and corrosion control. Forms of corrosion, other degradation mechanisms, thermodynamics, kinetics, materials, design, protection strategies.|Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
465 Friction and Wear. 3 cr. U/G. Friction and wear of engineering materials. Effect of environment, surface interactions, lubrication, and material properties. Techniques of analysis and measurement.|Not open to students who have cr in MechEng 465, which is identical to MatlEng 465. Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
471 Heat Treatment of Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Study of the heat treatment processes and their effect on the microstructure and properties of metals. Emphasis is on steels, but all alloy systems of importance are covered.|Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P).
481 Electronic Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Electronic conduction in materials. Electronic phenomena in metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Materials production, characterization, and application to micro-electronic devices, with particular emphasis on thin film technology.|Prereq: jr st; MatlEng 201(P) or cons instr.
483 Materials for Energy Systems. 3 cr. U/G. Processing, structure, and properties of materials used in energy systems. Focus on materials applied to solid oxide fuel cells, photovoltaics, and advanced secondary batteries.|Prereq: jr st, MatlEng 201(P).
485 Introduction to Biomaterials. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to the fundamentals of biomaterials including ceramics, metals, and polymers. Important issues in the selection, design, manufacturing, and evaluation of biomaterials. Current applications, and emerging technologies.|Prereq: jr st, MatlEng 201(P).
490 (390) Senior Design Projects. 4 cr. U. Independent and team design projects under the direction of a faculty member. Written engineering reports must be submitted on each design project undertakenPrereq: sr st; MatlEng 201(P); a 400-level Materials course except MatlEng 411..|
511 Advanced Materials Characterization. 3 cr. U/G. Theory and operation of advanced materials characterization instrumentation including thermal analysis, XRD, FT-IR, Raman, AFM, and nanoindenter.
690 Topics in Materials: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Lectures on special topics in materials engineering and science.|May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
699 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U/G. |Retakeable to max of 6 cr applied toward undergraduate degree. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.

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