Introduction to Materials Engineering

This course provides an insight into the world of materials engineering and gives an overview of both physical and mechanical properties of different materials.

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Part Funded £300
Standard £600

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Who should attend?

The course is aimed at people who wish to gain/improve their foundation knowledge in materials and metallurgy. Typical candidates include technical personnel and engineers.

Course aims

To provide a core understanding of materials engineering and materials properties. The delegate will come away with an understanding of materials structure and properties and relate basic scientific principles to engineering applications.

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this course you should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts across a broad number of material families and mechanical properties
  • An understanding of materials structure and properties
  • An ability to relate basic materials principles to engineering applications
Course programme
  • Materials selection
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials
  • Atomic structure and bonding
  • Crystal structure of solids
  • Solidification
  • Polymers
  • Composites
  • Diffusion
  • Microstructure of metals and alloys
2 hour written exam.
Day 1: Wednesday 1st May
Day 2: Thursday 2nd May
Day 3: Friday 3rd May
3 days plus assessment.
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.

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