Introduction to Materials Engineering
This course provides an overview of materials engineering including both the physical and mechanical properties of different materials.
Who should attend?
Anyone wishing to build on their foundation knowledge of materials and metallurgy.
Attendees do not need to have any formal qualifications but will require some technical knowledge.
- 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.
- Materials selection
- Mechanical behaviour of materials
- Atomic structure and bonding
- Crystal structure of solids
- Microstructure of metals and alloys
Assessment2 hour written exam.
DatesDay 1: Wednesday 1st May
Day 2: Thursday 2nd May
Day 3: Friday 3rd May
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.
An overview of common manufacturing processes for product realization, material selection, automation and disruptive manufacturing technologies.
This course provides the attendee with the practical abilities to carry out sample preparation, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, chemical analysis (EDS), failure analysis and mechanical testing; along with gaining the theoretical knowledge to interpret results and understand physical metallurgy.
An understanding of the mechanical properties of many engineering materials. We study the test methodologies and standards developed to ensure that materials can be understood and safely deployed in a range of in-service scenarios. This course combines both classroom material along with practical hands on testing of real specimens in commercial test house.