Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 84 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2008

1. Description -
Properties of engineering materials related to basic structure; applications to the selection and use of engineering materials.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1B and MATH 1C.
Corequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 4B.
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. learn the nature of mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials.
  2. correlate the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of materials with the basic structures involved.
  3. become familiar with the specifications required for typical engineering applications.
  4. become familiar with the standard laboratory tests/procedures for verification.
  5. develop an appreciation for the role of materials science in the development of new materials.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Engineering requirements of materials
  2. Atomic bonding in solids
  3. Atomic arrangements: molecular, crystalline, and amorphous
  4. Structural imperfections and atom movements
  5. Electronic structures and processes
  6. Metallic phases and their properties
  7. Organic materials and their properties
  8. Ceramic phases and their properties
  9. Multiphase materials and equilibrium relationships
  10. Reactions within solid materials
  11. Modification of properties through changes in microstructure
  12. Stability of materials in service environments
  13. Composite materials
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Examinations
  2. Quizzes
  3. Laboratory reports
  4. Final examination
7. Representative Text(s) -
J.F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, 6th ed., Prentice Hall, 2005.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
10. Lab Content -
  1. Construction of crystal modes
  2. Hardness testing
  3. Tensile testing
  4. Microscopic examination of metals
  5. Impact testing and tempering of steel
  6. Hardenability test for steel
  7. Recrystalization and cold working
  8. Heat treatment of aluminum
  9. Material joining
  10. Aging of plastics
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - No content
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree in Engineering.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-03 10:41:53

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines