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Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to teach face-to-face at the moment, however, we do have a number of courses available online with more in development. Please register your interest online or sign up to our mailing list to stay updated with which courses are available to study from home

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.

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
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.
Day 1: Tuesday 3rd March
Day 2: Tuesday 10th March
Day 3: Tuesday 17th March
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.

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