Introduction to Materials Engineering

The introduction to materials course will give you a basic understanding of the relationship between, processing, structure and properties of some of the most common engineering materials in the categories of metals, polymers and ceramics.


Free for Welsh businesses or employees living in Wales
£600pp for businesses or employees outside Wales

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Free for Welsh businesses or employees living in Wales
£600pp for businesses outside of Wales

Register Now

Who should attend?

Anyone wishing to build on their foundation knowledge of the basic structure of materials, how they can be processed to change their properties and enhance their performance.
Attendees do not need to have any formal qualifications but will require some technical knowledge.

Course Benefits
  • Increased knowledge of fundamental concepts across a broad number of material families and mechanical properties.
  • Increased understanding of materials structure and properties.
  • Enhanced ability to relate basic materials principles to engineering applications within business.
  • Potential to improve productivity and quality standards.
Course programme
  • Historical overview
  • Atomic structure and bonding
  • Crystal structure
  • Crystal defects
  • Microstructure
  • Strengthening mechanisms
  • Phase diagrams
  • Processing routes
  • Alloy designation systems
  • Applications
  • Materials selection

comment If you would like to discuss specific content, then we can arrange an informal discussion with the course tutor.

This is an on line course so can be accessed anytime at your convenience. There is approx. 21-30 hours of course content to complete, depending on your knowledge of subject. There is a tutor who is assigned to the course who will answer any queries and hold tutorials if necessary, he is very approachable and where possible will find a convenient time that works for both of you
At the end of each section of the course there are a set of questions, they are to test your understanding and to contribute towards your final mark. At the end of the course you will be asked to submit a written assignment which will make up your final mark.
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