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4 Credits
Available Spring
Crosslisted as MATS 455/555

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ENGR 321 or ENGR 321H;
ME 570 or equivalent 
Brady Gibbons
306 Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Materials processing, characterization, computational and data analysis techniques in materials science. Focus on processing-structure-property relationships.


  • Electrical characterization techniques
  • Structural characterization techniques
  • Electron beam analysis of materials
  • Thermal analysis of materials

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the important thermodynamic and kinetic factors involved in different materials processing techniques.
  2. Apply different materials characterization techniques with demonstrated understanding of the advantages and limitations of each technique.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply computer-based analytical methods to experimental data sets to obtain information about the parameters of interest and experimental errors.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication techniques for the purpose of disseminating technical information.
  5. Synthesize all of the course material and experimental results into a cohesive research paper. (For graduate students only)