Introduction to Materials Engineering

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

Technical Course

£300 per person

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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: Tuesday 3rd March
Day 2: Tuesday 10th March
Day 3: Tuesday 17th March
3 days plus assessment.
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.

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